Five people were stabbed at the University of California, Merced, on Wednesday morning by an assailant who was shot and killed by police. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke identified the suspect in Wednesday’s stabbings at UC Merced asFaisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old from Santa Clara. He was a first-year student majoring in computer science major.
The five victims were all attacked in front ofan office building on campus according to a school official, according to a campus public safety officer who requested anonymity. “I was suspicious of the authorities who controlled the flow of information about the incident. They really hesitated to identify the perp since he was a Middle Easterner. But how can they cover up the identity a person with the name Faisal Mohammad as anything but a Muslim attacker,” said the campus cop.
The attacker originally was identified in reports as being a student in his early 20s and that was all. “Since Mohammad was killed by police, the Obama administration, the equally leftist California Jerry Brown and others are free to say the motive is unknown. That means they probably won’t call it Islamic terrorism related,” said former police officer and undercover detective Iris Aquino.
The university closed the campus and canceled Wednesday’s classes for the day and night in response to theattack, but the administration noted that everything is under control. “Campus is locked down. Do not come to campus. If you’re on campus, stay where you are,” read a school announcement. “Though there is no active danger, getting on and off campus is difficult.”
Mohammad shared a dormitory room with Andrew Velasquez who toldKFSN TV News that Mohammad was “antisocial” and didn’t talk much. “I never saw him with anybody. Walking to class, I never saw him walk with anybody,” Velasquez said. “Every time I would try and say something, he would just ignore it.”
The public university’s Merced campus is attend by more than 6,500 students. The stabbingattackcomes on the heels of several campus shootings in recent weeks in the U.S. “Will Obama and the Democrats call for cutlery control,” quipped police firearms expert John. “Following last month’s murder of nine people at a junior college in Oregon, Democrats — including Obama — were tripping over each other getting to microphones to decry gun ownership by civilians. As frequently occurs in China — where owning a gun is forbidden — stabbing-sprees are a problem for Chinese police departments.
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.