A professor was found stabbed to death on the campus of USC Friday afternoon.
Fox News reported that the slain professor was identified as Bosco Tjan, a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California campus. Tjan began working at the university back in 2001.
The unnamed suspect, a man in his 20’s, stabbed Tjan, several times in the chest while he was inside the Seeley G Mudd building, which houses the psychology department.
The suspect, who is reportedly a student at the university, did not resist the police when apprehended at the scene.
LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar said, “police received a 911 call from USC around 4:30 PM about a victim with multiple stab wounds. We want to make clear this was not a random act,” Aguilar said. “This victim was targeted by the suspect.”
USC sent out a campus wide alert about the police activity on campus:
— KTLA (@KTLA) December 3, 2016
The police have been interviewing potential witnesses at the campus police station.
USC has had its share of newsworthy recent attacks.
Back in 2014, a 24-year-old engineering student from China was killed during a botched robbery attempt, when he was beaten to death with a baseball bat and wrench while walking home from a class. Three males and a female were arrested and charged with murder and the attack was captured on surveillance cameras.
In 2012, two Chinese graduate engineering students were killed less than a mile from USC. The two were shot by a gunman who walked up to the students as they sat in their car. Two men were later arrested and charged with murder in that case.
These murders, which made national and world news, caused USC to upgrade its safety protocols for foreign students. USC now requires international graduate students to take safety education orientation courses.
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