The FBI is assisting in the murder investigation of a Bowie State University student to determine whether his stabbing death was a hate crime, authorities said Sunday.
A 22-year-old University of Maryland student has been charged in Saturday’s deadly knife attack that left Richard W. Collins III, 23, dead.
Sean Christopher Urbanski, of Severna Park, Md., was charged with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault in what police called a “totally unprovoked” attack. [snip]
Collins had been visiting the College Park campus when the incident occurred, and authorities said surveillance cameras captured the attack. Police said Collins was with two friends, waiting for an Uber along Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall about 3 a.m.
U-Md. Police Chief David B. Mitchell said Collins and his friends watched as Urbanski approached the group. Urbanski said “step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.” Collins said “no.” Urbanski attacked.Urbanski is believed to be associated with "Alt-Reich," an online Facebook group whose name speaks for itself.
The victim, Richard Collins, recently graduated from Bowie State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army intelligence branch just last week.
"Economic anxiety" claims another innocent life.
(Photo: Thug -- via University of Maryland Police Department)