Police fatally shot an 18-year-old man wielding an "edged weapon" and threatening students.
A Florida Tech student who had attacked three other students and injured an officer was shot dead Friday night, according to police at the scene.
"Florida Tech Security and the Melbourne Police Department responded to a security threat that began at Roberts Hall," The college tweeted Saturday morning. "The isolated incident resulted in an officer-related shooting where the suspect was killed. No one else was seriously injured, with no further threat to campus."
No one else was seriously injured, with no further threat to campus. As the incident is under active investigation by law enforcement, no additional information is available at this time. (2 of 2)— Florida Tech (@FloridaTech) December 4, 2021
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Melbourne police said that 18-year-old Alhaji Sow was assaulting students around 11 p.m. Friday and had entered a residential building wielding a weapon.
Florida Tech told students to shelter in place during the encounter, asking that they avoid the residence quad area.
Melbourne Police and Florida Tech security officers confronted Sow, who was wielding "an edged weapon." Sow attempted to lunge at an officer, which led a police officer and security officer to shoot at him.
Alhaji injured at least three students. However, their injuries were minor and treated on-scene, reports Florida Today. At least one officer was injured. However, the extent of the injury was not disclosed by Melbourne police.
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Sow was a sophomore studying aeronautical science, according to Florida Tech officials.
"I mourn any loss of life, while I also remain steadfastly thankful for the men and women who invest their lives in protecting us," writes Florida Tech President and CEO T. Dwayne McCay in a statement. "The safest university campuses are the ones where students, staff, faculty, and others look out for one another. We do that at Florida Tech."