University at Buffalo freshman dead in suspected hazing

University at Buffalo freshman dead in suspected hazing Photo: AP Photo.

April 17, 2019 02:21 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A University at Buffalo student has died following a suspected hazing incident last week that led to the indefinite suspension of fraternity and sorority activities.

UB President Satish Tripathi says Sebastian Serafin-Bazan died Wednesday. The 18-year-old freshman from Port Chester was hospitalized early Friday morning after the incident at an off-campus house.


Details of the incident involving the Sigma Pi fraternity have not been released. Buffalo Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo says police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved and are awaiting autopsy results.

In a written statement that the university said would be its only comment Wednesday, Tripathi extended condolences to the student's family and friends.

UB officials say an internal review is underway.



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