Melbourne police and the Florida Institute of Technology reportedly shot and killed an armed man at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne early Saturday morning.
Florida Institute of Technology told Facebook that no one else was seriously injured and there was no further threat to the campus.
The police call came at 10:49 pm. A knife-armed man was on campus on Friday, attacking students and entering a campus building, according to Melbourne police. According to the Florida Institute of Technology, the incident began in Roberts Hall, a college dormitory.
It was not immediately clear if the student was injured.
The Florida Institute of Technology had previously told the Facebook community to keep avoiding two college dormitories, Roberts Hall and Campbell Hall. Melbourne police said Melbourne police and Florida Institute of Technology guards had detained a man armed with sharp weapons and entered the building facing him. During the conflict, police said the armed man had attacked the police to drop the gun, leading both a Melbourne police officer and a Florida Institute of Technology guard. A five-year veteran, a Melbourne police officer, was injured in a conflict. The extent of his injury is unknown. An armed man was killed. According to police, his identity was not immediately disclosed until his family was notified. It is still unclear what kind of relationship he had with the university.
Florida Institute of Technology said the case is under active investigation.
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