Student who stabbed five shot dead by police

The drama at UC Merced. Sagl123/Twitter
The drama at UC Merced. Sagl123/Twitter

A STUDENT who stabbed and wounded five people on the campus of the University of California at Merced has been shot and killed by police.

One of the victims, a 31-year-old construction worker with Artisan Construction, was stabbed at least once and taken to Mercy Medical Center by his coworkers.

The wounded worker is Artisan CEO John Price's son, Byron, who was one of three Artisan Construction workers remodeling the student waiting room at the Classroom and Office Building.

"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," John Price told the Sun-Star.

"It got the (attacker) outside the room, away from others."

Price said his son is receiving treatment and is expected to recover.

The suspect, described as a male student in his 20s, was shot and killed by UC police.

School officials issued an alert on Twitter shortly after 8 a.m., advising students to avoid the area around the Classroom and Office Building.

Classes were cancelled and the small campus closed for the day.

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