Suspect arrested following Tuesday morning altercation in Rarick Hall at FHSU

Jacob Paul Flax, age 24 and a student at FHSU, was arrested by the Fort Hays State University Police Department and charged with 7 counts of misdemeanor battery, 2 counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and 1 count for obstruction of justice.

There were 9 victims total: 1 professor, 6 students and 2 law enforcement officers. The arrest was for a physical altercation that occurred at 9:30 a.m. today in room 310 Rarick Hall. The altercation was physical in nature, however no weapons were involved and no victims required medical attention. Hays Police Department assisted UPD officers with subduing Jacob Flax during this altercation.

Please keep in mind that the arresting and/or charging of an individual is merely an allegation of criminal wrongdoing. All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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