USC faculty member killed in stabbing; student in custody, police say

EXPOSITION PARK -- A 25-year-old faculty member was killed in a stabbing at the University of Southern California and a student is in custody, police said.

Authorities were called to the Seely G. Mudd building on the USC campus in the 3600 block of McClintock Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. Firefighters said they found a 25-year-old man dead at the scene. Police confirmed the man is a school faculty member.

A suspect, identified as a student, was taken into custody at the scene.

Police believe the victim was specifically targeted and no threat is currently present on campus.

A separate, unrelated incident also occurred about an hour later on the USC campus.

The Los Angeles Police Department said officers responded at 5:47 p.m. to a report of a disturbance in the library by a man in his 20s. Police said it was unrelated to the stabbing.

A man sprayed a fire extinguisher in the face of a school alumna inside the Doheny library, and was taken into custody according to The Daily Trojan.
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