JAMAICA HILLS — Three men were arrested after breaking into a St. John's University dorm and firing a gunshot Wednesday, police said.
The suspects, including a 21-year-old former student, another 17-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, knocked on the door of a fifth-floor dorm room at Hollis Hall at around 1 p.m., police and sources said.
One man had a gun and the other had a knife, according to police and sources.
The former student knew there would be something valuable in the room, sources said, and the suspect got into an argument with the four students inside, all 18 and 19-years-old. They also demanded valuables, although it's unclear what they were specifically after.
One of the suspects fired a shot, which pierced a dorm chair and was lodged in the wall, sources said.
The suspects fled, but were soon caught off-campus near 167th Street and the Grand Central Parkway, police and sources said.
They are expected to be charged with attempted robbery and a weapons possession, sources said.
In a statement, Thomas Lawrence, Vice President for Public Safety at St. John’s University, said that "safety is a top priority" at the Queens campus and there was no continued threat.
"The University is working closely with the NYPD which is continuing its investigation at this time," he said.