HAPPENING NOW -- 5 students stabbed, suspect killed on California university campus
(Fox News) -- A suspect stabbed five people on a university campus in central California Wednesday morning before police shot and killed him, authorities said Wednesday.
Two of the victims attacked at the University of California, Merced, were taken by helicopter to hospitals for treatment, spokeswoman Lorena Anderson said. The three other victims were treated locally, she said.
Student Alex Lopez was heading to his class, when he realized something was wrong on campus.
"I was listening to a podcast, and there was a break in talking, and I just hear a gunshot," he said.
He said police and first responders flooded the scene.
"You see this stuff all over the news and stuff and you see it happen to all these other schools," but you don't expect it to happen at your school, said Lopez, 21.
Few details about the stabbing were immediately available, but the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. local time in the Classroom and Office Building, KCRA.com reported. The suspect was reportedly apprehended.