4 Stabbed, Attacker Killed at California College

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4 stabbed, attacker killed at California university campus.

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff said Wednesday that a college student suspected of stabbing four people before he was shot and killed by police has been tentatively identified, but his name is not being released because authorities have not been able to reach his family. Four people were injured in a stabbing attack Wednesday morning at the University of California, Merced, in the central part of the state, officials said.LOS ANGELES: A male student stabbed and wounded four people Wednesday on a university campus in north-central California before being shot dead, campus police said. After first speaking of five injuries, the school later had a downward revision of the toll, on Twitter: “Correction 4 stabbed: 2 students, 1 staff member, 1 vendor.

All expected to recover.” Construction workers remodelling a campus building heard a scuffle in a classroom, and when one – identified as Byron Price, aged 31 – went to investigate, the assailant lunged at him and stabbed him, the Sun-Star reported, quoting the worker’s father, John Price. The university initially reported that there were five students who were injured, but later clarified that were four victims who were not all students.

Maravilla said the student “was crying hysterically and came in and said that she had seen somebody get stabbed, or slashed, in the throat and she ran.” Student Itzel Franco, 18, said half of her dorm remains evacuated because it is close to the site of where the assailant was shot. She said it happened in an area known as the “passing bridge.” Student Alex Lopez was heading to class when he realized something was wrong on campus. “I was listening to a podcast, and there was a break in talking, and I just hear a gunshot,” he said. “You see this stuff all over the news and stuff, and you see it happen to all these other schools,” but you don’t expect it to happen at your school, said Lopez, 21. The university about 120 miles south of Sacramento in the farm-rich San Joaquin Valley was locked down for about an hour and a half after the stabbings.

Campus officials said the university, which has about 6,000 students, also would be closed Thursday and urged the community to seek counseling services that were available.

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