“I am not a monster and I am not unreasonable:” Student attacks professor with axe after grant is cut

Really? Seriously? With a headline like that, you expect me NOT to reblog this?
Jeez, and I thought journalism was cutthroat. Academia is clearly nastier by miles.

Retraction Watch

coimbraA physics graduate student at the University of Coimbra in Portugal attacked a professor with an axe earlier this month after losing a grant.

The student, Colin Paul Gloster, attacked physics lecturer Maria Filomena Santos, who according to the Irish Mirror will “require reconstructive surgery as the axe cut very close to the tendons.”

Speaking of the Irish Mirror story, Gloster tells Retraction Watch that “the main point that I axed someone is true.” But, he adds:

I am not a monster and I am not unreasonable.

According to the Irish Mirror:

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