NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A University at Buffalo basketball participant was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival participant throughout an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officers mentioned.

Malik Zachery, a junior, is accused of stabbing a Canisius College participant within the leg in a church health club within the Buffalo suburb of North Tonawanda on Wednesday.

The primary patrol officers to reply put a tourniquet on the wounded participant’s leg to manage the bleeding earlier than he was handled at a hospital, North Tonawanda Police mentioned in a information launch. The suspect had fled.

Police mentioned gamers from the 2 Buffalo schools have been enjoying a pickup recreation when a battle broke out and the unidentified participant was stabbed.

Zachery was being held Friday pending his arraignment in North Tonawanda Metropolis Court docket. It was not instantly recognized whether or not he had a lawyer to talk for him.

Zachery has been suspended indefinitely from the lads’s basketball program however stays enrolled on the College at Buffalo, college officers mentioned.

Buffalo and Canisius School are in numerous conferences however play one another yearly as metropolis rivals. Each issued statements saying they have been cooperating with police.

Zachery arrived in Buffalo in April after enjoying at Chipola Junior School, in accordance with the UB web site. The 6-foot-2 guard is from Syracuse.

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