The Latest: University stabbing victims all conscious when help arrived

By News Staff

The Associated Press

 A campus official says the five people stabbed at the University of California, Merced, were conscious when paramedics reached them.

Assistant Vice Chancellor Patti Wald said classes were just getting underway at 8:05 a.m. PST Wednesday when the attack happened outside a building that holds both classrooms and offices.        

Wald says three of the victims had injuries that were minor enough for them to be treated on campus. The two others were taken to hospitals by helicopter, but their conditions weren’t immediately known.

Campus police shot and killed the assailant.        

Authorities said some of the victims are students, but it’s unclear how many.        

A lockdown at the university has been lifted, but classes have been canceled for the day.         

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