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7 Arrested in Stabbing at UCLA Frat Party

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Don't mess with Bruins! | Photo by Simon Shek via Flickr


Don't mess with Bruins! | Photo by Simon Shek via Flickr
Three UCLA students and four others have been arrested in connection with attacks that took place at an off-campus frat party in September. The incident happened in the early hours on Tuesday, September 22nd when police received a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity residence on the 600 block of Midvale Avenue.

One student was stabbed in the abdomen, requiring surgery, and another in the arm. A third student was hit over the head with a bottle.

Campus police quickly arrested the four non-students later in the day based on witness descriptions and other information. Federico Fernandez, 22, of Huntington Beach; Phi Quoc Le, 20, of Huntington Beach; Dan Su Pham, 19, of Covina; and Don Thammavongsa, 19, of Westminster were all still hanging out on campus when police located them. They were arraigned on charges of attempted murder and aggravated mayhem and remain in jail on $2 million bail each.

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Following up on the case, UC detectives then yesterday arrested three more suspects, who are all UCLA students: Isaiah Hee Cho, 19, of Westminster; Justin Kim, 19, of La Crescenta; and Chris Yi, 19, of Huntington Beach. Cho and Yi were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder while Kim was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory.

The three were not members of the frat, which was already on a suspension for a previous incident involving violence. Cho is a third-year student majoring in pre-microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics; Yi is a second-year student majoring in biology; and Kim is a second-year student majoring in pre-business economics, according to the University.