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ARCE Fellow Recovers

ARCE Fellow Recovers

ARCE Fellow Recovers

On May 9, an Egyptian man who was in the area of the main entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo attacked ARCE Scholar-in-Residence, Christopher Stone. Professor Stone has requested that ARCE provide this information to correct inaccurate reports in the press and on social media.

Professor Stone was waiting outside of the Embassy, along with an ARCE staff member, to have the translation of his marriage certificate notarized by the embassy when the Egyptian attacker approached him and asked, in Arabic, if he was Egyptian or American. Professor Stone answered in Arabic, “American,” whereupon his attacker stabbed him in the neck with a knife. The attack was not provoked. Embassy guards immediately called an ambulance and alerted Embassy doctors who came to attend to Dr. Stone and accompanied him to the hospital along with several ARCE staff members. Dr. Stone underwent surgery to remove the knife and is recovering. Dr. Stone’s attacker was captured and is being held in police custody.

ARCE wishes to extend our best wishes to Dr. Stone and his family for his continued recovery. We thank all Embassy staff and ARCE Cairo staff members who assisted Dr. Stone and have continued to provide support while he recovers.

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