5 stabbed at UC Merced campus, suspect killed

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MERCED, Calif.— 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.

School officials say not all five victims were students.

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 south of Sacramento.

A press conference has been scheduled for 4 p.m. PT.

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