School: 5 stabbed on California university campus, suspect fatally shot

Five people were stabbed Wednesday at the University of California, Merced, the school announced via Twitter.

The suspect was shot by police and later died, the UC Merced Police Department said.

The victims were attacked in front of the Classroom and Office Building, the school said in a statement. The school initially reported that the five victims were students, but later said that not all of the victims were students.

The campus has been closed, and classes were canceled, according to the university.

“The situation is under control,” the school said Wednesday morning.

Two of those stabbed were transported for treatment via helicopter, the school tweeted, while the three others were treated on campus.

“All conscious,” the university tweeted about the victims.

“Campus is locked down. Do not come to campus. If you’re on campus, stay where you are,” the school said. “Though there is no active danger, getting on and off campus is difficult.”

The stabbing occurred about 8 a.m. as morning classes were beginning. About 15 minutes later, the suspect was subdued, the university said.

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