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Man arrested for stabbing woman in nose with fork

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Police arrested a man from China on the University of Texas campus Wednesday after they say he stabbed a woman in the face with a fork.

University of Texas Police officers were called to the scene around 5:30 PM. When officers arrived they found the victim was bleeding from her face. Four men had restrained the suspect, Chengxi Deng, who was arrested. According to the arrest affidavit, officers found a pool of blood and a fork near where he had been arrested.

Deng did not speak English so an interpreter was called. Through an interpreter, police interviewed Deng about the incident. Police say that Deng admitted that he had been in a relationship with the victim when they were students in China. The victim came to the University of Texas to pursue her Master's Degree. Deng claimed that he wanted to speak with her so he went to campus to try and find her to restart the relationship.

When he ran into her in one of her classes, he tried to talk to her. They soon began to argue. Deng claimed that the victim punched him in the face and he pushed her back before stabbing her in the nose.

The victim told police that she saw Deng in her class and that he followed her after it was over. She said when she warned Deng to stop following her that's when he "punched" her. She then noticed her face was bleeding. Witnesses told Police that they heard screaming and saw Deng standing near the victim with a fork in his hand.

The victim was taken to the hospital where doctors noticed four puncture wounds on her nose.

Deng was charged with aggravated assault.


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