I don’t have time to write more at the moment, but there has been a stabbing spree at University of California, Merced. The suspect was shot and killed by a good guy with a gun, in this case a UC Merced police officer. Details are still sketchy at this point, but all 5 victims are conscious.
Five students have been stabbed at the University of California, Merced, the school announced via Twitter.
The suspect was shot and killed.
The campus has been closed, and classes were canceled, according to the university.
Two of those stabbed were transported for treatment via helicopter, the school tweeted, while the three others were treated on campus.
“All conscious,” the school tweeted about the victims.
Stay safe folks.
There is apparently no motive being released, and the perp’s name is still withheld pending family notification. The New York Times has more info on what went down:
The attacker walked into a class as it was starting and stabbed a student, said the university police chief, Albert Vasquez. A contractor heard the commotion and, believing it was a fight, ran into the classroom to intervene. He was stabbed in the process, Chief Vasquez said.
The attacker then fled the classroom and stabbed the student adviser and a student who rushed to help the adviser, Chief Vasquez said. He was stopped by two university police officers, who shot him after he turned toward them. Officials said they could not immediately provide any details about the possible motive for the attack or about what students or other witnesses have said.
The knife was the only weapon found, Sheriff Warnke said.