Man stabs 4 people at University of California campus in Merced

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A man has stabbed four people on the campus of the University of California in Merced before being shot dead by officers, according to UC Merced police.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning in front of the Classroom and Office Building, the university said in a statement. Two victims were airlifted to a local hospital while two others were treated on campus. .

All classes have been cancelled as police continue their investigation.

Student Alex Lopez, 21, told local television affiliate KCRA that he was just “listening to a podcast, and there was a break in talking, and [then] I just heard a gunshot.”

Details about a possible motive for the stabbings were not immediately known.

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