(MERCED, Calif.) — The suspect in a stabbing that left four people injured at the University of California, Merced campus Wednesday morning has been identified.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke identified the suspect Thursday as Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old freshman from Santa Clara.
The four victims in the attack included two students, one staff member and one construction worker.
One of the student victims and the construction worker were treated and released from local hospitals, while the other two are still receiving treatment. They are both expected to make a full recovery.
The incident began Wednesday morning in a class and office building. The suspect fled the scene and was pursued by campus police before being fatally shot.
The university was closed Wednesday and Thursday, and will provide counselling services for students and staff upon re-opening.
“Our first concern is for (the victims’) full recovery,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland said Wednesday. “But I am equally concerned for the many witnesses and other members of the campus community who have been deeply traumatized by this event and are receiving counseling. We will continue to be offering counseling services in the days and weeks ahead.”
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