Breaking: PHOTO- UC Merced Suspect Named: FAISAL MOHAMMAD – Was Wearing All Black During Knife Attack
Four people were stabbed Wednesday on the campus of UC Merced.
The attacker was shot dead with a gun.
The suspect was named on Thursday morning — FAISAL MOHAMMAD was a freshman on campus.
He was carrying an 8-10 inch knife.
Faisal Mohammad was wearing “all black” during the attack on campus.
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** Here is Faisal’s Google+ account.
“He had like a sweatshirt, and the hoodie was up… and it covered his whole face,” student Blanca Ayala said.
The suspect carried a black backpack. He was shot by a campus police officer on Scholars Bridge, which cuts through the middle of campus.
Update: Campus police report suspect shot & killed. 5 students have been treated for stab wounds. Campus remains closed. Classes canceled.
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UC Merced stabbing suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Office #UCMerced
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Faisal Mohammad was a freshman on campus.
Freshman Faisal Mohammad identified as man who went on stabbing spree at California college https://t.co/JeZxRkiGTS
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Mohammad’s dorm was evacuated by a bomb squad after the stabbing.
Mohammad stabbed students in the classroom then ran outside and stabbed a campus employee sitting on a bench.
ABC 6 reported:
The assailant was shot and killed by campus police as he fled the building. He was identified Thursday as Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara, California, a freshman majoring in computer science and engineering. Authorities were investigating a motive.
Two victims had to be airlifted to nearby hospitals, and two others were treated on campus. The names of the rest of the victims were not released.
Mohammad burst into a second-floor classroom and used an 8- to 10-inch knife to stab two people around the start of an 8 a.m. class, Warnke said.
Price rushed in, distracted the attacker and got stabbed.
“He didn’t go in knowing that there was a stabbing taking place. He went in thinking there was a fight,” Warnke said during a Wednesday news conference.
The attacker then ran out of the room, down two flights of stairs and outside the building, where he stabbed a school employee sitting on a bench, Warnke said. Mohammad was shot and killed by pursuing officers on a nearby foot bridge.