Four stabbed at UC Merced, Suspect Dead

By Faye Higbee

Update – The school initially reported that five were stabbed, but has changed the report to 4. The perpetrator was a student, according to CNN. More information on the student who committed the stabbing should be coming at a later time.

Original report:

Five people were stabbed around 8 a.m. on the Campus of UC Merced this morning. Within about 15 minutes, University Police had shot the suspect. He died of his injuries later.

Initially, the University reported that all 5 were students, but has since revised the statement to “some of the victims” are students.

 UC Merced

5 people were stabbed at UCMerced on Wednesday morning

The University of California at Merced released the following statement:

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.

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.

A motive for the stabbing incident is not known at this time. A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. Pacific.