5 stabbed, suspect killed at California college

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Screenshot of UC Merced’s website on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015.

Authorities say a suspect stabbed five people on a university campus in central California before police shot and killed him.

University of California, Merced, spokeswoman Lorena Anderson said Tuesday that two of the victims were taken by helicopter to hospitals for treatment. She said the three other victims were treated locally.

Anderson says the school remains on lockdown and classes have been canceled for the day.

Officials said the stabbings occurred shortly before 8 a.m. PST Tuesday.

The rural school is about 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of Sacramento.

Story by the Associated Press