Suspect dead after five students stabbed at University of California, Merced

Five people were stabbed Wednesday at the University of California, Merced. A suspect in the stabbing died after being shot by police.

The stabbings occurred at approximately 8 a.m. local time in front of the Classroom and Office Building on the UC Merced campus. Three victims were treated on campus and two were transported by a helicopter to a hospital, according to a statement from the school. Not all of the victims were students.

The school has closed campus and canceled classes for the remainder of the day, and advised people to avoid coming to campus.

The school will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m. local time.

This story will be updated.