UO alumna arrested for stabbing a woman with an X-Acto knife

Siyuan Zhao, former architecture student at the University of Oregon, was taken into custody on Dec. 5 after she stabbed a woman at an art exhibit in Miami.  The victim, Shin Seo Young, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Earlier that evening, Zhao had allegedly followed Young around an art exhibit at Miami Beach Convention Center. When Young confronted her, Zhao stabbed her repeatedly in the arms and neck with an X-Acto knife. Neither of the women knew each other before the incident, but Zhao told police that she “had to watch [Young] bleed.” Witnesses of the stabbing originally thought the attack was staged as a part of the exhibit.

Zhao was charged with attempted murder and was forced to surrender her passport. She is being held at Miami-Dade county jail, where her bail is set at $25,000.

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