Five people stabbed on US campus, suspect is killed

By AFP
Published: November 5, 2015
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A Twitter image said to show first respondents at the scene. PHOTO: TWITTER

A Twitter image said to show first respondents at the scene. PHOTO: TWITTER

LOS ANGELES: Five people were injured Wednesday in a stabbing incident on a university campus in north-central California before the suspect was shot dead, campus police said.

The University of California Merced Police Department said two of the victims were transported by helicopter to a local hospital, and the other three were treated on campus. It said that all victims were conscious, but it provided no conditions.

The Sacramento Bee newspaper identified the assailant as a male student in his 20s.

It said construction workers remodeling a campus building heard a scuffle in a classroom, and when one went to investigate, the assailant lunged at him and stabbed him. He was one of the three taken to a hospital.

There was no immediate information on the possible motives of the assailant.

It was not clear whether the other victims were students. Initially, the university said the victims were students but later backed off from that assertion.

The university, which opened in 2005 and has about 6,500 students, canceled classes for the day.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • echoboom
    Nov 5, 2015 - 2:55AM

    great western ‘civilization’….Recommend

  • Skywalker
    Nov 5, 2015 - 8:30AM

    Sad news!

    @echoboom:
    Yes indeed. If they provide free visas, let us see how many queue up from our beloved nation, see you there.Recommend

  • Pakhtun
    Nov 5, 2015 - 9:31AM

    Falling culture and nation Recommend

  • Nov 5, 2015 - 3:27PM

    @Pakhtun:
    If you really are from KPK, you have no right to question them. First get your own house in order.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Nov 6, 2015 - 8:45AM

    Attacker now identified as Faisal Mohammad by college sources!Recommend

  • rk singh
    Nov 6, 2015 - 12:14PM

    @echoboom:
    The attacker is identified as a Pakistani muslim.Recommend

  • Madhav Das
    Nov 7, 2015 - 11:36AM

    Why is no one in the world surprised.Recommend

  • ZAFAR
    Nov 7, 2015 - 10:44PM

    There was no immediate information on the possible motives of the assailant.Recommend

  • Raghu
    Nov 8, 2015 - 2:42PM

    @rk singh:
    If it would have been a christian they would have labeled him as a lone wolf.Recommend

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