Security employee fatally stabbed at Cal Poly Pomona; suspect shot to death by police

June 30, 2018
Security worker was found fatally stabbed Friday in his truck on campus.

A public security specialist on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona was stabbed to death Friday, and a suspect in the stabbing was subsequently killed in an officer-involved shooting on the campus.

KABC-TV reports that a coworker Friday afternoon discovered the public security specialist stabbed to death in the driver's seat of his truck on the campus of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, about 27 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The identity of the victim, 37, has not been disclosed.

Shortly after the stabbing was reported, authorities received calls from another part of the campus about a man behaving strangely.

Pomona officers and campus police responded, and at some point, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was shot to death, Pomona police say. HIs identity has not been disclosed.

Witnesses told police that the suspect was a custodian on campus; investigators were working to confirm that information.

A knife, believed to have been used in the stabbing, was recovered at the scene of the officer-involved shooting.

L.A. County sheriff's officials said a Pomona officer and a campus police officer opened fire. Neither officer was injured in the shooting.

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