CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — Two students were hurt in an assault with a knife at a school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

In a tweet Thursday morning, Prince George’s County police say the assault happened at Central High School in Capitol Heights. In a briefing, police chief Hank Stawinski said three students were involved in an “interpersonal dispute” in a hallway that turned into a fight. Two students were cut by a small knife, but the chief says their wounds appear to be non-life-threatening.

They are being treated at a local hospital.

Stawinski says the person suspected in the assault turned himself in to school officials. Detectives are investigating the assault.

The chief says all other students are in class and the situation in the school is calm and stable.

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