UC Merced / CNN
BREAKING: Five people were injured and a suspect is deceased after a stabbing incident on the University of California, Merced, campus this morning (Nov. 4). The suspect was shot by police and later died from his injuries, according to the UC Merced Police Department.
Two of the victims were transported by helicopter to a local hospital, and the other three were treated on campus. All victims were conscious. The incident occurred in front of the Classroom and Office Building.
UC Merced Director of News and Social Media Interviewed By CNN:
“Well, obviously there’s a lot of activity–a lot of concern, uhm, you know, and we share that concern, uh, with the families of all the victims, certainly, and uh, uh, as well as the suspect.’
The campus has been closed for the day and all classes canceled. Police advise people to avoid coming to campus for the rest of the day. Additional information will be reported as it is confirmed. Visit emergency.ucmerced.edu for more information.
In times of crisis, the university provides a number of resources for students, faculty and staff. Counseling is available through Counseling & Psychological Services 24 hours a day — call 209-228-4266 to schedule an appointment or to talk with a counselor over the phone.
Nov. 4, 2015 – Stabbing on Campus
10:20 a.m. – Counseling and Psychological Services is available to students affected by today’s events. (209-228-4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Grief counselors will be available at noon today for employees. Location: Promenade Suite A conference room.
9:55 a.m. – Press conference at 4 p.m. today. Location TBD. More information to come.
9:45 a.m. – A press release about the stabbing has been posted (above).
9:17 a.m. -The situation is under control.The suspect in this morning’s stabbing is dead. There are five stabbing victims. Two were sent via medical helicopter to local hospitals. All victims were conscious.
8:50 a.m. – Classes are canceled today.
8:48 a.m. – A stabbing incident occurred on campus this morning. The campus is on lockdown. The suspect has been apprehended, and we are awaiting confirmation of information regarding victims.
8:41 a.m. – The investigation is ongoing, please continue to avoid the area and do not come to campus. more info as available.
8:18 a.m. – Suspect in stabbing incident has been apprehended. More info to come.
8:02 a.m. – A stabbing has been reported near the Classroom and Office Building. Please avoid the area.