December 4th (UPI) – Police shot dead a Florida Institute of Technology student who reportedly hit students with a knife, authorities said.

Florida Tech Security and the Melbourne Police Department responded at 10:00 pm Friday night to a “security threat” in a dormitory that resulted in an “officer-related shootout that killed the suspect,” the university said said on twitter Saturday.

Melbourne Police later identified the suspect as Alhaji M. Sow, an 18 year old student from Riverdale, Georgia.

Police said campus security had received reports of a man “armed with a knife and assaulted students” who entered a campus building.

The officers entered the building where they found a man “armed with a sharp weapon” who “fell on the policeman”.

Both a Melbourne police officer and a FIT security officer opened fire and shot the suspect.

Police said officers at the scene had “tried life-saving measures” …

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