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Man cut student's fingers in NCC dorm room attack

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Dec 09 2013 03:22:28 PM CST
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BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa -

A man barged into a community college student's dorm room, threatened him with a knife and cut two of the student's fingers during a scuffle.

Officials said Norman Blocker Jr. pulled the student out of his dorm room bed at Northampton Community College, 3853 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, put a three-inch silver knife to his neck and asked: "You want me to ... kill you?"

Blocker cut the student's right index finger and thumb when the student tried to push the knife away from his neck, officials said.

The knife was found in trash can of a second-floor dorm bathroom.

Blocker admitted to police that he went into the room with the knife, fought with the victim and threw the knife in the trash can after noticing blood on the blade, officials said.

Court papers do not say what sparked the altercation, or why Blocker was on campus. Both Blocker and the victim are from Philadelphia.

Blocker, 21, of 627 Mifflin St., was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, assault with a deadly weapon and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 17.