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- 11/04/15--17:27: 2 Students Arrested in Litchfield High School Threat: PD
- 11/04/15--11:49: Man Hit, Pinned by Greyhound in D.C
- 11/04/15--14:48: State Police Investigate Weathervane Thefts at Kloter Farms
- 11/04/15--17:19: Subway Rider Gets 28 Stitches
- 11/04/15--15:01: Connecticut Drivers Frustrated With Handling of Takata Recall
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- 11/04/15--17:39: Protesters Call for 'SNL' to 'Dump Trump' as Host
- 11/04/15--14:13: Bomb May Have Downed Russian Jet: U.S. Official
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- 11/05/15--10:20: Bear Spotted in West Hartford
- 11/05/15--04:57: Kansas High-School Football Player Scores Touchdown, Dies
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- 11/05/15--10:55: Heavy Delays on Merritt Parkway After Crash
- 11/05/15--11:30: New Britain's New Baseball Team Will Be the Bees
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College applicants who recently took the SAT and ACT tests have been told that their scores may not be delivered in time to some schools with a November 1 deadline, due to a new electronic system that's experiencing delays, NBC News reported.
On Tuesday, the College Board, the non-profit that administers the SAT, posted an update to their website that said all students are able to view their scores online, and "the majority of scores" had been delivered to colleges.
The College Board promised to refund the $31 many students pay to rush their scores. "We are reaching out to affected colleges to ensure they understand the circumstances."
The delay affected the ACT's reporting of students' written exam scores from September tests. In a statement on Facebook on October 30, the organization reported that all essays had been scored. Both the ACT and the College Board apologized for the inconvenience.
Dr. Kat Cohen, founder of IvyWise, a college admissions consulting service, told NBC News it's "unacceptable that the College Board and ACT couldn't meet these important deadlines."
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Princeton Review SAT Preparation books are seen on March 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida, a day after the College Board announced a redesign of the SAT scheduled to take effect in early 2016.
West Hill Elementary School in Rocky Hill, as well a day care, were placed on modified lockdowns on Wednesday morning because of a bank robbery nearby.
Police said they responded to Webster Bank, at 377 Cromwell Avenue, at 10:32 a.m. after someone activated a panic alarm and cordoned the building off with police tape.
The bank robber had handed over a bank slip with instructions to give him money, then got away with cash, police said.
He had been spotted in the area of both Webster Bank and Berkshire Bank around 10 a.m., according to police.
Investigators are searching for a man, who appears to be in his 30s. He is between 5-feet-10 and 6-feet-tall, weighs 230 to 250 pounds, and has dark brown hair, brown eyes, scruffy facial hair and slight goatee, police said.
He was wearing dark blue jeans and a long-sleeved black jacket with a gray lining.
The soft lockdown at West Hill Elementary School has been lifted.
Anyone with information about the bank robbery should call Criminal Investigations Commander Lt. Robert Catania at 860-258-7640 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Police are looking for the man who robbed a Rocky Hill bank on Wednesday.
State police arrested two high school sophomores in connection to a threat at Litchfield High School on Sunday, police said.
Troopers from the Troop L barracks in Litchfield responded to the high school on Sunday to investigate a report from the high school principal about a "threat of a possible hostile event" happening at the high school Nov. 2, according to state police. The faculty heard the information from "people concerned about safety," state police said.
State police said they learned in their investigation that two people under 18 who are sophomores at the school "were responsible for the potential threat." Investigators interviewed the suspects and witnesses, learning that the juveniles made "threats of bodily harm" to other Litchfield High School students, state police said.
Litchfield Superintendent Lynn K. McMullin stressed the importance of safety at district schools in a letter to the high school community.
"Throughout the past three days, the State Police and the district have remained in close contact as their full investigation took place, McMullin said. "At every stage of the investigation, we were reassured by the troopers that there was no evidence of any credible threat that would necessitate any change in our regular daily practices. Nevertheless, at every stage, we took the matter very seriously."
She said the school district will remain in close contact with state police "and work with students and staff members as necessary."
"However, it is important to note again that there was never a credible threat," she said.
Troopers took the juveniles into custody on Nov. 4 and transported them to juvenile detention, charging them with inciting injury to property and breach of peace.
State police said they take all threats, particularly ones at schools, "very seriously." Investigators remind residents to remain vigilant and notify police about any suspicious activity.
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A man in his 70s was seriously hurt after being struck and pinned beneath a Greyhound bus for about 20 minutes near the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
The man was hit around 1:10 p.m. at the corner of 7th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. He was pinned beneath the rear wheels of the bus.
The bus was making a left turn onto 7th street from Massachusetts Avenue at the time of the accident.
Witnesses said the driver didn't initially realize he'd hit anyone, but people who saw what happened ran to the bus and banged on the door.
The bus stopped in the crosswalk.
It took D.C. Fire & EMS personnel about 20 minutes to extricate the victim. Crews used hydraulic jacks and wooden slats to raise the rear of the bus to get to him.
The man was then was rushed to a hospital. He was earlier said to be in critical condition, but at about 4:30 p.m., he was conscious and speaking.
The Greyhound bus was being used as a shuttle bus to pick up people for an American Dental Association convention at the Convention Center.
The area was closed to vehicle traffic in the wake of the accident.
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State police are investigating a weathervane thefts at Kloter Farms in Ellington.
Troopers from Troop C barracks in Tolland responded to Kloter Farms at 216 West Road on Tuesday at about 8 a.m. to investigate a reported larceny.
Copper-coated shotgun, duck, pig with an arrow, cottage series rooftop horse, Victorian arrow and Labrador weathervanes were stolen from the business, state police said. The weathervanes were different sizes and shapes.
State police have launched a criminal investigation and ask anyone with information to contact Trooper Zella at 860-896-3200, ext. 8099, or email Michael.email@example.com. You can also send an anonymous text to 236748 with TIP711 and the information. Calls will remain confidential.
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A 22-year-old man who moved to New York City three months ago was attacked by a box cutter-wielding stranger as he rode a subway to work Tuesday, leaving him with a glaring gash on his head that required more than two dozen stitches to close.
Matt Ruff and another man, Oneal Mendes, were riding a C train in Brooklyn shortly before 4 p.m. when a 29-year-old stranger approached them and slashed them on their heads. The suspect didn't say a word before attacking the men.
Ruff told NBC 4 New York he was having a normal day before the attack and didn't notice anything strange when he got on the C train.
"Suddenly all hell breaks loose as I see a guy pull out a box knife and attack someone beside me," Ruff said. "He then came after me so I tried to jump into the next subway car. My leg got stuck in the door and the train was still moving fast. The guy got on top of me and cut my forehead."
After, the suspect ran from the subway stop, dropping the box cutter on the platform. Police apprehended him a few blocks away.
Ruff and Mendes were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where Ruff remained Wednesday morning with a laceration that stretched diagonally from the top of the center of his forehead nearly to his right ear. He was released later in the day; Mendes had already been discharged.
Ruff said the attacker hit an artery and his head was gushing blood. He said he wrapped his shirt around his head and crawled out of the subway as terrified onlookers seemed too shocked to help. Soon, police, firemen and paramedics arrived and helped get Ruff to safety.
Ruff said Wednesday he is still in pain and "on a good bit of medication," but expects to be OK. He said he moved to the city from Florida three months ago to pursue his degree in musical theater.
"This happening to me in my first three months is really traumatic," Ruff said. "However, I firmly believe I still belong in this city. And I'm not going to let it defeat my faith that God makes all things happen for a reason."
Ruff's sister, Emily, posted on Facebook that their mother was headed to New York to be with him. She thanked everyone for their loving support and prayers.
Ruff's alleged attacker, 29-year-old Stanley Gary, faces assault charges in the case. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and is expected to be arraigned later Wednesday. Law enforcement sources say he has 18 prior arrests for crimes including assault and menacing.
It wasn't immediately clear if Gary had an attorney.
The unprovoked attack on mass transit worried some residents.
"I have little nephews and nieces who use public transportation to get to school, so that worries me because somebody just got stabbed. Could be anybody at any time," said Roy Samuels of Brownsville.
Crimes on subways and buses are up 8 percent this year compared with the same time last year: nearly 2,000 in the transit system reported in the past year, compared to just over 1,800 by the same time last year, according to NYPD's CompStat data.
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Some Connecticut consumers are fed up with the way the Takata recall is being handled.
First they learned that their car is being recalled because of an inflator that causes its air bag to explode. Then they quickly found out the part couldn’t be replaced right away. Now they’re being warned about having passengers in the car with them.
In a letter NBC Connecticut obtained that Toyota sent, the company recommends that customers drive their car without a passenger in the front seat, because of the risk of injury.
“It makes me very nervous,” Gerry Brown, of Wethersfield, said.
Other consumers are still trying to figure out what to do.
“I might have gotten something over a year or so ago I’m not sure and I wasn’t clear as to what it was and it was one of those things I didn’t have time to research so I just sort of put it aside,” Brown said.
Joseph Klimas is the general manager of the Toyota dealer in Middletown and says there’s a laborious process to getting the airbag part replaced.
“If it’s not available we go in and check every week to 10 days with that VIN to see if parts are available,” he said. “We’re kind of at the mercy of not only the supplier but also the manufacturer.”
It’s not just Toyota. Honda, Nissan, GM, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, BMW, Chrysler and Daimler are all affected.
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A deployed Takata airbag sits in a Florida salvage yard.
After a lengthy investigation, Chicago police identified the child whose body parts were found in the Garfield Park Lagoon in September as missing Rockford toddler Kyrian Knox.
The boy was identified through DNA testing, Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday.
Police took DNA samples from Lanisha Knox, the mother of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox, who was reported missing from Rockford earlier in September, according to Rockford Police Assistant Deputy Chief Patrick Hoey.
Kyrian's mother, Lanisha Knox, said she left her son with her best friend's family in Rockford on Aug. 18, and the family agreed to watch him for two weeks while she started a new job. Knox has not seen Kyrian since she dropped him off.
The details surrounding Kyrian's disappearance are under investigation, but Hoey said there is no evidence he was abducted, adding that the disappearance did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.
Knox said she made repeated attempts in early September to go to Rockford to pick Kyrian up, but the family who was watching him always made an excuse about why it wasn't good timing.
"At this point, I don't trust anyone and I do feel like somebody knows something and they're not saying anything," Knox said.
In September, authorities found several body parts belonging to a toddler in Chicago's Garfield Park lagoon. Police said they recovered two feet, two hands and a head, all belonging to a child. A 20-pound weight was also found near the body parts, but it has not been determined if the weight is related to the discovery.
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A Westbrook man who at one point called vandalism to a cemetery “ridiculous” and “appalling” is now one of two people charged in connection with the crime.
Police say 24-year-old Kyle Blye and a 17-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, face charges including criminal mischief.
Police say the pair knocked over or broke 46 headstones at the Old Burying Ground Cemetery in Westbrook on Friday night.
Some of the headstones are hundreds of years old and the damage is likely in the thousands of dollars.
While NBC Connecticut was first reporting on the crime on Sunday, Blye walked by the cemetery.
He offered his thoughts about the vandalism, which happened on the night before Halloween and is known as mischief night.
“They went harder than usual. Like people, I don’t know why they got to do stuff like this,” Blye told NBC Connecticut on Sunday. “They’re going out of their way to make, make a big thing. It’s ridiculous. It’s appalling.”
In court documents, police say a tip later lead them to Blye who lives close to the cemetery.
Police say Blye and the teenager admitted to being drunk and knocking over the headstones.
Both apologized to police.
“The fact that the individuals have been identified means a lot to this community,” says First Selectman Noel Bishop ( R-Westbrook).
Bishop says a group, including headstone experts, will survey the cemetery on Friday.
Some of the headstones which were knocked over will be uprighted. Others that were broken will likely have to wait until spring to be repaired.
The town has insurance but it has a high deductible.
That’s why the hope is volunteer time and donations cover the repairs.
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Police have charged 24-year-old Kyle Blye with vandalizing nearly 50 tombstones at a historic Westbrook cemetery.
Dozens of people protested Donald Trump outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza Wednesday evening, where the Republican presidential candidate is slated to host "Saturday Night Live" this week.
Roughly 50 protesters were gathered outside the Comcast Building on 49th Street, holding signs and chanting "Dump Trump" and "Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go."
The demonstrators were comprised of representatives from Latino and immigrant advocacy groups, who said they've collected over 460,000 petition signatures asking NBC to drop Trump as SNL host.
"We feel that any organization should not give a platform to Trump," said Frank Garcia, chair of the New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We feel that he's divisive, he's not supporting the Hispanic community."
The coalition of Hispanic advocacy groups previously sent a letter to NBC executives and "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels, applauding the company when it severed its beauty-pageant ties with Trump over his remarks about Hispanic immigrants and saying they were now "flabbergasted" by the company's decision to put Trump on "SNL."
"We are appalled that you would enable Trump's hateful speech for nothing (more) than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation," the group said in the letter.
When asked about the protest and petition calling on NBC and "SNL" to drop Trump as host, NBC declined to comment Wednesday, NBC News reported.
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Evidence indicates a bomb may have brought down Russia's Metrojet Flight 9268 over Egypt last weekend — hours after Britain's prime minister issued a delay on U.K.-bound flights from Sharm el-Sheikh airport — NBC News reported on Wednesday.
The official said investigators are looking at the possibility that an explosive device was planted aboard the plane before takeoff. All 224 onboard were killed.
Officials told NBC News that investigators are focusing on ISIS operatives or sympathizers as possible bombers. But they said mechanical failure remains a possibility.
A group claiming to be affiliated with ISIS took credit for the crash via social media on Wednesday. Investigators are trying to see if an explosive device was planted aboard the plane by the ground crews, baggage handlers or other ground staff at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport before takeoff.
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his photo released by the Prime Minister's office shows the tail of a Metrojet plane that crashed in Hassana, Egypt on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
Police are calling off a plan in a section of New Haven for cops to remove valuables from unlocked cars for safekeeping from lurking burglars.
The city attorney advised New Haven police to put the trial program on hold, according to New Haven Mayor Toni Harp’s spokesperson. Police were planning on piloting a program that involved officers taking valuables from unlocked vehicles in the East Rock neighborhood in the city.
The motive behind the program was to keep the valuables safe and to get the message across to the community - lock your doors and don't leave valuables in yours car.
“On advice of corporation counsel the New Haven police department has decided to postpone any implementation of that plan," Laurence Grotheer, of New Haven, said.
While this practice would have been allowed because of the caretaker provision in the state’s search and seizure laws -- residents still raised concerns this week to NBC Connecticut.
“Well I think that’s a real invasion of privacy actually and I would not favor that," Anna Broell Bresnick, of New Haven, said.
Mayor Toni Harp’s spokesperson says another reason stopping the pilot program was because the media helped spread the intended safety message to the public.
“In this case it’s about locking automobiles, it’s about keeping valuables out of sight so that there isn’t an easy target for would be thieves," Harp said.
Police say car break-ins and other property crimes typically go up this time of year as we approach the holiday season.
A bear caused some excitement in West Hartford on Thursday morning, after it was spotted in the area of Juniper Lane and Avondale Road around 7 a.m.
Neighbors said it's common to see large bears because they are near a reservoir, and they eat from bird feeders before going into hibernation, but this bear did not have a tag, indicating that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been in contact with it before.
If you spot a bear, watch from a distance, and report the sighting to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection online or call 860-424-3011.
A 17-year-old high-school football player in Sharon Spring, Kansas, collapsed and died moments after scoring a touchdown, NBC station KSN reported.
Wallace County High School senior Luke Schemm scored a touchdown in the middle of the third quarter on Tuesday, ran to the sidelines and collapsed moments later, his father told reporters.
He was transferred to a hospital near Denver, Colorado, where doctors declared him brain dead. The announcement that the teenager was taken off life support was made by the family's pastor during a vigil Wednesday night, according to KSN.
Schemm's on-field death was the 11th fatality related to high-school football since July, the affiliate reported, citing figures from the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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The wife and son of veteran Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, whose highly publicized death has been ruled a "carefully staged suicide," are under investigation, a source close to the investigation told NBC5 News. Melodie and D.J. Gliniewicz have not been charged with any crime.
At a press conference Wednesday, Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander George Filenko called Gliniewicz’s Sept. 1 death a "carefully staged suicide." Filenko said Gliniewicz faked his own killing to help conceal "extensive criminal acts."
Specifically, he said, Gliniewicz had been "stealing and laundering money" from the Fox Lake Police Explorer post for seven years, using the funds for personal purchases, mortgages, travel expenses, even adult websites.
Filenko said the probe is not over.
"Our investigation strongly indicates criminal activity on the part of at least two other individuals," he said.
The task force indicated in its report that Gliniewicz staged an elaborate ruse, forcing a massive manhunt for suspects who never existed.
"Our investigation has determined conclusively that Gliniewicz intentionally left a staged trail of police equipment at the crime scene," Filenko said. "It was learned through investigation that Gliniewicz had significant experience staging mock crime scenes for police explorer training."
The officer’s family released a statement Wednesday, just hours after the official announcement.
"Today has been another day of deep sorrow for the Gliniewicz family," the family said in the statement released by their attorney. "The family has cooperated with the Task Force's investigation and will not comment at this time. The Gliniewicz family requests that their privacy be respected as they continue to cope with the loss of the beloved husband and father."
Gliniewicz was last heard from the morning of Sept. 1 when he called for backup while on duty, reporting on his radio he was pursuing three suspicious men. Three men were found by investigators, but police quickly discounted them as suspects. However, because of their proximity to the area, Filenko said he could not rule out the possibility that Gliniewicz might have actually seen the men, incorporating their descriptions into his scheme.
During the hour-long briefing, officials released text and facebook messages said to be key in revealing the officer’s motives. Among the messages are statements from Gliniewicz claiming he used money from the Explorer account to pay for a $624.70 flight. Another one claims that if the Fox Lake village administrator "gets ahold of the checking account I'm pretty well (expletive)."
The administrator, Anne Marrin, conceded Wednesday she was pressing Gliniewicz for details on the Explorer program, up to the day before his death.
"When I heard that he was concerned that I was asking tough questions about the Explorer’s program, it only confirmed that my questions were the right thing to do," she said.
The text messages reveal that Marrin loomed large in Gliniewicz’s fears.
"She hates me," he texted someone identified only as "Individual 2," who suggested, "Hopefully she decides to get a couple of drinks in her and she gets a DUI."
"Trust me," Gliniewicz replied. "I’ve thought it through. Many scenarios, from planting things, to the Volo bog."
Citing a source close to the investigation, the Chicago Sun-Times identified "Individual 2" as Gliniewicz’s son D.J. In other texts, the officer communicates with "Individual 1," whom the paper identified as Gliniewicz's wife, Melodie.
On June 25, the officer warned Individual 2, "You’re borrowing from that other account. When you get back, you’ll have to start dumping money into that account, or you will be visiting me in jail!"
Then, the next day, Gliniewicz again lamented the village administrator’s scrutiny.
"This situation right here would give her the means to crucify me if it were discovered," he said.
He cautioned his chief on Aug. 31, "She has now demanded a complete inventory of explorer central, and a financial report."
Investigators said Gliniewicz faked his own slaying the following day.
"He’s betrayed the trust of police," Filenko said. "He’s betrayed the trust of his community. It’s the ultimate betrayal."
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Mel Gliniewicz, the wife of slain Fox Lake police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, attends a vigil to honor her husband with her sons on Sept. 2, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois.
There were heavy delays on the southbound side of Merritt Parkway in Norwalk after a crash near exit 40B on Thursday morning.
Injuries were reported and the highway was closed as an ambulance responded, but the road has reopened.
No additional information has been released.
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Ambulance speeding down road (blurred motion)
New Britain is getting a new baseball team and the name will be the New Britain Bees.
“We have a victory, not just for New Britain, but for central Connecticut,” said Bill Dowling, who owned the Rock Cats and served as president and managing partner for the Rock Cats.
The team in new to the Atlantic League and will take the space vacated when the former Rock Cats announced a move to Hartford, where they are now the Yard Goats.
The Bees are not affiliated with a major league baseball team and the new season begins on April 21.
To ensure that baseball would stay in New Britain. Mayor Erin Stewart negotiated a plan to bring an Atlantic League team to the city.
When choosing the name of the team, the three runners up were New Britain Hard Hitters, New Britain Hammer and New Britain Hornets. New Britain Stingers was another suggestion.
Dowling will have the role of special advisor as the plan comes to fruition.
“We had such a terrific run in New Britain,” said in a statement. “The players, the staff, my partners and I - were all blessed to have been on the receiving end of great support and affection for over a decade. I am thus delighted to now be assisting Frank and in a position to give back to a community and regional fan base that was so generous to us”.
The New Britain City Council has put aside money to make improvements to the stadium , including replacing bleachers and adding a fresh coat of paint.
Other plans for the park include a carousel and a rock-climbing wall.
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The new New Britain baseball team will be the New Britain Bees.
Middletown police are investigating after finding an empty car flipped over in a wooded area near State Police headquarters.
The car was found on County Club Road and investigators said the driver might have crashed between Wednesday night and Thursday morning and fled the scene.
No additional information is available.
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Police are investigating after finding an abandoned car flipped over in Middletown.
A student who is accused of stabbing four people Wednesday morning at the University of California, Merced before campus police fatally shot him was a freshman student from Santa Clara.
UC Merced spokeswoman Barbara Ortiz identified the attacker as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, first named by the Merced Sun Star. Ortiz said the teen was a computer science and engineering major.
He also was a June graduate of Wilcox High School, according to Santa Clara Unified district spokeswoman Jennifer Dericco. Mohammad turned 18 last week.
"He was a quiet student," Dericco said. "He wasn't highly involved on campus but he was a good student, he did well academically." She said his "social network was small."
She added that it's "just a shocking tragedy for our community to learn this."
One of the stabbing victims, construction worker Byron Price, who tried to stop the suspect from stabbing a fellow classmate said the scene was eerie: "He had a smile on his face," White said of the suspect. "He was having fun, which is more what bothers me."
At a news conference Thursday, Merced County Sheriff Verne Warnke said there were "strong developments" to report, but delayed saying anything more until a second news conference scheduled for later in the afternoon with the university.
Authorities shot and killed Mohammad after he allegedly stabbed four people on campus just after 8 a.m. Wednesday. One witness told NBC Bay Area the suspect was armed with what appeared to be a 9-inch butcher knife. The FBI is helping investigate. No one has provided a motive for the attack.
The victims include two students, a school staff member and Price, the construction worker who said he was stabbed while trying to stop the attack. Officials initially said five people had been stabbed and all were students, but later corrected those reports.
White told NBC Bay Area he heard a commotion in a second-floor classroom and rushed in, thinking he was going to break up a fight. He has since been treated and released from the hospital.
As of Thursday morning, one student remained hospitalized but is expected to recover, the university said. The other was treated and released.
School officials said the injured staff member suffered a collapsed lung and was recovering Thursday after successful surgery.
The rural central California university, located 120 miles south of Sacramento, opened a decade ago and is the newest college in the University of California system.
The campus is expected to reopen on Friday.
NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez and Stephanie Chuang contributed to this report.
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Faisal Mohammad, 18, of Santa Clara is accused of stabbing four people on campus on Nov. 4, 2015. He was later killed by authorities.
Someone is taking the "Netflix and chill" thing to the next level.
A passerby snapped this photo of the graffiti spray-painted outside Netflix's headquarters in Los Gatos and sent it to NBC Bay Area.
For the uninitiated, "Netflix and chill" is slang for hooking up. As Fusion explains: "It began as a plain, descriptive phrase ('Can’t wait to leave work so I can watch Netflix and chill!'), and stayed that way for several years before acquiring a loose sexual connotation ('Wanna come over for Netflix and chill? ;)') and, eventually becoming a known code phrase ('He said he loves me, but I know he just wants to Netflix and chill')." (Here's a video of Seth Myers explaining what it means).
The photo generated a lot of excitement on Twitter, but the sign itself was shortlived.
According to Elite Daily, the "And Chill" part was taken down pretty fast. The photo however lives on.
Someone turning "Netflix and chill" into graffiti outside Netflix's Los Gatos HQ... pic.twitter.com/7nEre4ouvg
— scott budman (@scottbudman) November 4, 2015
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Someone is taking the "Netflix AND CHILL" thing to the next level.