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Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

A professor was stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday and a suspect arrested in his death is a male student, a police spokeswoman said.

Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar did not immediately release the names of the professor or the student or the suspected motive in the Friday afternoon attack.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said the victim was around 25 years old and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The university’s Trojans Alert emergency texting service quickly put out a message urging students, faculty and employees to stay away from the Seeley G Mudd building, which houses science and medical classrooms.

“Police-related incident in progress at Seely G Mudd. No danger to USC or the community. Stay away from the area,” the text read. The 10-story building is in the heart of campus near the school’s running track.
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