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Article published November 30, 2012
Attack at Wyoming college leaves 3 dead
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby left three people dead Friday morning — a faculty member, another person, and the suspect, who police say used a sharp-edged weapon in the killings. Police found two of those killed at a science building on the Casper College campus and the third at another location about 2 miles away. Authorities didn’t identify the suspect or victims but said two were male and one was female. The suspect wasn’t believed to be a student, but it appeared there was a relationship between the suspect and victims killed, Police Chief Chris Walsh said. “The attack occurred just before 9 a.m. Friday at the two-year community college in Casper, about 250 miles northwest of Denver. Class was in session and the campus was locked down after the attack and the science building was evacuated, but the lockdown had ended by early afternoon. Walsh said 33 law enforcement officers from different agencies responded to the college after receiving reports about an attack. He said authorities first thought it might have been an “active shooter type situation.” Walsh said within minutes of the initial call, there was another report of a traumatic injury about two miles southwest of campus. He would not specify where the suspect was found dead, but said, “one of those who is deceased is who we believe was committing all the violence.”