(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) -- The FBI is now investigating if an "unprovoked" college campus killing was a hate crime.
Early Saturday morning, a black student from Bowie State University was stabbed to death on the University of Maryland campus near a bus stop outside Montgomery Hall at Regents Drive. The University of Maryland Police Department arrested Sean Christopher Urbanski, a 22-year-old white student at the school, in connection with the murder.
The victim has been identified as Richard Collins III, an ROTC student who was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and set to graduate on Tuesday.
Collins was waiting for an Uber with two friends, according to police, when Urbanski allegedly approached and stabbed him in the chest.
Urbanski faces three charges including murder and assault, police said in a news release.
Police said Saturday night that the attack was random and "totally unprovoked," with the suspect and victim having "no prior relationship."
At a press conference Sunday night, University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell said Urbanski was a member of an offensive Facebook group, named by the Washington Post as the "Alt-Reich: Nation" group. The FBI added that officials are trying to determine if Collins' murder was a hate crime.
"We should never forget that Lt. Collins was someone who raised his right hand to support and defend the Constitution of the United States as an officer in the United States Army," FBI agent Gordon Johnson said. "That means he was one who vowed to support and defend and protect all of us."
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