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Police: SJAFB airman stabbed student

By John Joyce
Published in News on September 23, 2013 1:46 PM

The Greenville Police Department is waiting to serve an arrest warrant on an airman assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for his alleged involvement in an attack on a female East Carolina University student at 2:20 a.m. Sunday in Greenville.

Jacob Hollingsworth, 23, of Westminster, S.C., will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury once he is released from Vidant Medical Center, according to a press release.

The assault took place in the street outside 411 E. Fourth St., police said.

Hollingsworth allegedly attacked Rachel Cooper, 21, of Greenville, with a pocket knife and inflicted several "serious cuts to her upper body," before bystanders came to her aid.

Hollingsworth was knocked unconscious by bystanders after being disarmed, authorities said.

Both Hollingsworth and Ms. Cooper were transported to Vidant Medical Center. Ms. Cooper's injuries were non-life threatening and she was released after being treated.

Hollingsworth remains hospitalized and is listed in fair condition, according to hospital officials.

Investigators found no evidence to link the attacker to his victim.

"There is no information indicating they know each other," the press release said.

Several calls were made to the 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office today regarding the incident, but, as of press time, the wing had not commented on the matter.