A 22-year-old California man has been charged in the stabbing of another man outside the Stadium Avenue McDonald's.
West Lafayette police officers found a student bleeding from the head and neck about 3:30 a.m. May 9, according to a probable cause affidavit. The victim told police Brendan Ryder had threatened and attacked him in a dispute.
The victim required 12 sutures for his wounds, the court documents said.
Officers then found Ryder at home, where he admitted to officers that he had stabbed the victim with a "tactical pen," and he showed officers where he had discarded it, according to the documents. A tactical pen is a "sharp metal weapon capable of causing serious bodily injury," according to the affidavit.
Ryder was seen in a surveillance video attacking the man after he left the building, hitting him in the head and neck and chasing him when he tried to escape, police said.
Ryder has been charged with a Level 5 felony of battery by means of a deadly weapon and a Level 6 felony of criminal recklessness.