06/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joseph Igbineweka Stabbed: Chico State Student Injured In Hate Crime

The Chico State University student body president was stabbed several times early Sunday morning in what officials call a hate crime. Joseph Igbineweka, 23, who is of Nigerian descent, today was reported in stable condition at Enloe Medical Center.

Chico police said Igbineweka was walking with friends on Warner Street near West Sacramento Avenue just off the north end of the university about 2:20 a.m. Sunday when a young man began yelling racial slurs at him.

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