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Police Identify Suspect in UC Merced Stabbing Spree

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The knife-wielding student who was fatally shot by police following a stabbing rampage at the University of California’s Merced campus was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad.

Mohammad was a freshman computer science and engineering major from Santa Clara, a Northern California community in the Bay Area, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said. A motive for the attack, which wounded four people, was not immediately released.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, police said, Mohammad burst through a second-floor room in the Classroom and Office Building and stabbed one student with an 8- to 10-inch blade. A construction worker who overheard the noise…

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