A DeSales University student is charged with two counts of attempted homicide and four counts of felony aggravated assault after he allegedly tried to kill two other students in a dormitory on the campus of the Center Valley school, according to published reports and court documents.
Brendan P. McMichael, 19, of Philadelphia, allegedly attacked two roommates with a knife early Sunday morning, holding the blade to the throat of one of the male victims at one point, according to an article published by the Morning Call.
The other man allegedly attacked by McMichael suffered abdominal injuries and was holding a bandage to his bleeding stomach when Upper Saucon Township Police arrived in the lobby of Welsh Hall at about 12:45 a.m. for a report of a stabbing, the article states.
Lehigh Valley Live reported that McMichael allegedly told the other students, just before the attack began, that he was “prepared to f—— kill you both tonight.”
When he held a blue folding blade to the throat of one of the men, the other man tried to disarm him and was injured, the website reported.
The severity of the men’s injuries was not immediately clear.
McMichael is currently being held in Lehigh County Jail on $500,000 bail, which he had not been able to post as of Monday morning, according to court records.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. before District Judge Jacob E. Hammond.