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Five students stabbed at University of California Merced

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 13:56:11-05

Five people have been stabbed 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 sustained their injuries 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 school 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 school is scheduled to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday.