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April 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Suspect arrested in brutal attack on WSU professor

A suspect has been arrested in connection with last month’s brutal attack on a WSU professor near campus, according to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane.

The suspect, a 21-year-old female WSU student, was arrested today in Pullman after police received an anonymous tip allegedly linking her to the attack on professor David Warner, who remains in critical condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, the newspaper reports. Other suspects still are being sought, said Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins.

Police said Warner was beaten about 2 a.m. on March 30 while intervening in a fight between an acquaintance and a group of college-age people in the parking lot of Adams Mall on College Hill.

The incident occurred outside a bar located near campus. Warner was walking with an acquaintance who exchanged words with a group of young people. Warner stepped between them and was struck, police have said.

Warner, 41, is Native American and teaches in the WSU Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies. Police have said there’s no indication race was a factor in the beating.

WSU President Elson Floyd has donated $10,000 to the reward fund to help catch whoever attacked Warner.

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