Attacker at Wyoming college kills two, commits suicide


A man armed with a sharp-edged weapon that some media reports described as a bow and arrow killed two people, including a college faculty member, in Casper, Wyoming, before taking his own life on Friday, Reuters reports. Police said officers were called to Casper College at about 9 a.m. local time to find “multiple victims” of an attack, and the campus was placed under a security lockdown, as were neighboring public schools. Details released by authorities remained sketchy hours after the incident had ended and the security alert had been lifted.

“There have been three confirmed deaths at two separate crime scenes. One victim is a Casper College faculty member,” Casper police said in a statement. “The suspect is also one of the dead and died of apparent suicide.” The statement also said no guns were involved in the crime and that the victims’ “injuries were caused by a sharp-edged weapon.”

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