Man who stabs 4 at California university is shot dead

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5 Stabbed On California College Campus, Suspect Shot And Killed

A man who stabbed four people on the campus of a California university on Wednesday was later shot and killed by police, school officials said.

The University of California Merced tweeted that the campus had been locked down after the morning incident and that classes were canceled for the rest of Wednesday as well as Thursday. It had urged students to stay where they were during the incident.

Two stabbing victims were flown out by medical helicopter while the others were treated on campus, the school said. All of the victims -- two students, one staff member and a non-staff worker -- were expected to recover, it added.

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Man who stabs 4 at California university is shot dead
This undated photo provided by the University of California, Merced shows freshman Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara, California. Authorities say Mohammad burst into a classroom at the California school, stabbing several people before being shot and killed by police, Wednesday. (University of California, Merced via AP)
A Merced County Sheriff officer tells University of California, Merced student Daniel Neff, 21, of Long Beach, to turn around after he tried to enter the campus which is on lockdown following a stabbing in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. An assailant stabbed five people on the rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday. (Andrew Kuhn/Merced Sun-Star via AP)
Merced County Sheriff deputies direct traffic out of the University of California, Merced, as the campus is placed on lockdown after a stabbing in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. An assailant stabbed five people as students headed to class at the rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Andrew Kuhn/Merced Sun-Star via AP)
Merced County Sheriff SWAT members enter the University of California, Merced campus after a reported stabbing in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. An assailant stabbed five people on the rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday. (Andrew Kuhn/Merced Sun-Star via AP)
Students leave the University of California, Merced campus after it was placed on lockdown following a stabbing in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. An assailant stabbed five people on the rural university campus in central California before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday. (Andrew Kuhn/Merced Sun-Star via AP)
UCM Alert: Stabbing reported in COB. Police responding. Please avoid the area. https://t.co/omeHq9QQKz
Update: Campus is locked down. Do not come to campus. If you're on campus, stay where you are.
Though there is no active danger, getting on and off campus is difficult. Please stay where you are.
Update: Campus is closed. Classes are canceled. Do not come to campus. #ICYMI
#UPDATE: First responders at @ucmerced campus. Stabbing suspect "apprehended." https://t.co/8FfVVnafoF
#UPDATE: witnesses tell me they saw @ucmerced suspect running across bridge wearing dark clothes and hoodie or beanie as police shot him.
All UC Merced students want our school to get on the map for all the great things we do but not for this evil. #PrayForUCM
Thoughts and prayers go out to @ucmerced.
#BREAKING male suspect stabbed another male in neck in room 209 at @ucmerced today says CHP.
UC Merced officials say the situation is contained, but the lockdown on campus is still in effect. The stabbing happened before 8 am @ABC30
There was a stabbing at my school this morning. I really hope the victim(s) are safe. Stay strong Bobcats. #UCMerced
What happened to school being a "safe environment"? What is happening mann. Heart goes out to UC Merced.
1 of 2) Rep. Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, on UC-Merced incident: “Today’s shocking acts of violence are a parent’s worst nightmare come true.
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The school initially said the suspect had been apprehended, but campus police later said officers had shot and killed him. The school also initially said five people had been stabbed and that all were students. It later rescinded both statements.

John Price, head of a construction company that was remodeling part of the school building where the attack occurred, told the Merced Sun-Star newspaper that his son was working on the project when he was stabbed.

"They heard a scuffle in the classroom right across from where they were working and it sounded like a fight. So (my son) opened the door and the guy lunged at him," Price told the newspaper.

The stabbing attack comes about a month after a gunman killed nine people at a community college in Oregon, ranking it among the deadliest of dozens of U.S. mass shootings over the past two years.

The city of Merced, where the newest addition to the University of California system is located, is some 135 miles southeast of San Francisco. The school has about 6,700 students, according to its website.

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