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Man Who Attacked Kansas City Dean Intended to Harm Governor

Jay Nixon

The Associated Press reports that Casey Brezik, the man accused of stabbing a Kansas City college’s dean on Tuesday, was initially planning to attack Governor Jay Nixon. KSMU’s Justin Lux reports.

The AP reports Brezik, a Raytown resident, wanted to attack the governor because he was a top government official. Police officials say he appeared noticeably upset when told that he had actually stabbed the wrong person.

Scott Holste, Nixon’s press secretary, told KSMU that the governor’s office is not commenting at this time because the investigation is ongoing. Holste did say the governor and his staff are extremely relieved to know that a Penn Valley Community College dean, Dr. Albert Dimmitt Jr., is in stable condition.

Brezik faces two counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The attack took place before Governor Nixon was scheduled to speak at the college Tuesday. Nixon was not on campus at the time and the event was cancelled.

For KSMU News, I’m Justin Lux.