Stanford employee, 26, arrested for attempted murder

An assistant admissions director at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., was arrested Sunday for attempted murder, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

James Shirvell, 26, was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a gun and domestic violence.

SFPD spokesperson Robert Rueca says due to the confidentiality requirements around domestic violence cases, details of the incident can’t be shared.

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Shirvell graduated from Yale in 2014, where he was on the track and field team according to his LinkedIn profile.

Before starting a job as an admissions counselor at Stanford in 2016, he was a Dean’s Fellow at Yale and helped create the Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

His Facebook profile reveals he’s originally from Mystic, Conn.

“The university only learned of the arrest this afternoon and we continue to gather information,” Stanford spokesperson E.J. Miranda wrote to school’s newspaper.

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