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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:59

4 People Stabbed at UC Merced, Suspect Shot by Police - Classes Cancelled

Written by  Eric Escalante
“Campus is safe and closed solely for investigation,” according to the UCM Alert “Classes are cancelled for today and Thursday.” 11-04-15 “Campus is safe and closed solely for investigation,” according to the UCM Alert “Classes are cancelled for today and Thursday.” 11-04-15 Taylor Fernandez/TurlockCityNews.com
Four people have been injured in a stabbing incident that occurred on the campus of University of California, Merced this morning.

According to UC Merced Facebook, a stabbing was reported at 8:02 a.m., near the classroom and office building on campus.

By 8:18 a.m., the suspect in the stabbing incident was shot and apprehended by UC Police. By 9:17 a.m., it was reported by UC Merced Police that the suspect died from gunshot injuries.

According to the UC Merced Twitter, the four individuals harmed were 2 students, 1 staff member, and 1 vendor. They are all expected to recover.

Two victims were transported by helicopter to a local hospital, and the other two were treated on campus. All victims were conscious during their treatment and transport.

Police are advising people to avoid coming to campus for the rest of the day.

UC Merced has noted that the housing section of campus remains open to students who live on campus, and a small number staff who support those students is permitted to access campus.

“Campus is safe and closed solely for investigation,” according to the UCM Alert “Classes are cancelled for today and Thursday.”

The UC Merced stabbing incident has been trending on Facebook, and the story itself has been published on national news outlets such as NBC, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, and other media websites.

UC Merced has stated that it will attempt to broadcast a press conference at 4 p.m. via #Periscope. The app can be downloaded to watch the feed live.

The university provides a number of resources for students, faculty, and staff. Counseling is available through Counseling & Psychological Services 24 hours a day at 209-228-4266.

Information from today’s press conference will be published here on TurlockCityNews.com.

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