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Three dead in Casper attack
Police blocked access to the Wold Physical Science Building Friday morning at Casper College after a deadly attack there. Photo by Joe McGowan

Three dead in Casper College attack

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby killed three people early Friday, including the attacker, police said.

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. The suspect wasn't believed to be a student, Police Chief Chris Walsh said, but few other details about the identity and those of the victims were released, except that two were male and one was female.

Reports from campus through social media said the weapon was a crossbow, but Walsh would say only that no firearms were involved.

Walsh said it appears there's a relationship between the suspect and those killed.

The attack occurred just before 9 a.m. Friday at the two-year community college. 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.

School spokesman Rich Fujita said he had no additional information, including how the attack happened, what type of weapon may have been used, or who was killed. Unofficial reports said the male victim was a college instructor.

Political science instructor Chris Henrichsen said he was showing the film "Frost/Nixon" to his Wyoming and U.S. government class when he stepped into the hall to get something for a student and was told a homicide had occurred on campus.

He went back to his classroom, where students were getting messages about the campus lockdown on their phones.

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