5 Students Stabbed At University of California Merced, Suspect Killed By Police

Updated: 1:11 PM EST
5 students were stabbed at the University of California Merced and the suspect was killed by shot dead by police.

The news came via Twitter from the university.

According to CNN, two of the people stabbed were airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital and the other three were treated on campus.

All five of the victims are conscious.

Classes are cancelled and the campus remains closed at this hour.

The AP reports that the attack occurred just before 8 AM PST.

The incident occurred in front of the Classroom and Office Building.

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

A statement by the university asks students who are seeking counseling to call 209-228-4266 to schedule an appointment or to talk with a counselor over the phone.

More to come. Stay with Rise News as we continue to cover this developing story.

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