MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Police shot dead a man with a knife inside a Florida Institute of Technology dormitory Friday night, authorities said.
According to a press release from the Melbourne Police Department (MPD), the man was killed when he ran into a police officer and a school security officer and they discharged their weapons.
Melbourne Police responded to the campus at around 10:40pm after reports of an armed man “assaulting a student”, police said. “Melbourne officers and FIT security forces entered the building and confronted a man armed with a bladed weapon.”
According to police, a 5-year MPD veteran was injured when the suspect lunged at him with a weapon.
FIT said on Facebook, the suspect was identified as a second-year student studying aviation science. Authorities have not identified a motive.
The isolated incident resulted in an officer-involved shooting where the suspect was killed, the FIT said in a statement on Facebook. “No one else was seriously injured, there is no other threat to the campus.”
Florida Law Enforcement is investigating, police said.
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