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College student in Michigan suspended after pulling knife on student activists

Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 11:43:00-05

A student at Wayne State University in Detroit has been placed on interim suspension after brandishing a knife at student activists, calling to "deport and kill all illegals."

The student activists were seated at a table for their student organization BAMN, the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary.

The student was identified as Corbin Steele, who studies in Wayne State's College of Engineering.

Wayne State said the police department is aware of the incident and has identified and talked with Steele.

"The student has been suspended from the university on an interim basis pending a full investigation," said the university's Communications Director Matt Lockwood.

No one was injured during the incident. 

"Diversity and inclusion are not only core values of our university, but strategic focus areas of our strategic plan," Lockwood said. "President Wilson has been vocal that incidents such as this are unacceptable."

Watch the video below. (Warning, graphic language is used).