SUNY Binghamton Professor Stabbed to Death on Campus

Saturday, Dec 5, 2009  |  Updated 11:13 AM EDT
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SUNY Binghamton Professor Stabbed to Death on Campus

Binghamton University

Professor Emeritus Richard Antoun

VESTAL, N.Y. -- A 77-year-old anthropology professor was fatally stabbed in a science building at Binghamton University and campus police took a male graduate student into custody.

Professor Emeritus Richard Antoun died Friday afternoon after being rushed to a hospital for stab wounds. Professors who were in the building at the time said Antoun was stabbed by a graduate student.

The student's name was not released Friday evening because he hadn't been charged.

Gov. David Paterson said in a statement that Antoun would "live on in his writing, his research and in his students, whose lives he forever changed."

Antoun authored several books, including "Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements."

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