W.T.F. — Katana Stabbing

So… I heard about it 30 minutes from friends after it happened.  An angry PhD graduate of GT stabs a professor with a katana sword (and yes, I heard more about it being a katana than the actual situation… really Tech?… REALLY???).

“To the Georgia Tech campus community:

Earlier this afternoon an unfortunate incident occurred on campus that concerns us all. A post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Aerospace Engineering was injured by an assailant who attacked him with a sword. The assailant was quickly subdued by Georgia Tech police officers, one of whom was injured during the arrest.

Our immediate concern is for the victims who were transported to Grady Hospital where they are reported to be in stable condition. The victim’s name will be released after relatives are notified. The injured Georgia Tech police officer was Robert J. Turner, 29, of Griffin, Ga. He is expected to return to duty soon.

The alleged assailant, Kshitij Shrotri, is being held in the Fulton County Jail. He has been charged with aggravated assault. Additional charges may be filed pending further investigation. Shrotri received his PhD in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech in 2008 and has not been affiliated with the Institute since then.

The rapid resolution of the incident preempted use of our emergency notification system, which is reserved for situations requiring members of the campus community to take immediate action.

The Georgia Tech Police Department investigation is on-going.


Jim Fetig
Associate Vice President
Georgia Tech Communications & Marketing”


~ by Candis on February 4, 2010.

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