Estranged husband kills wife, self at Penn State Beaver campus

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 13, 2017 5:08 PM
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(Monaca) -- Police say a woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh apparently has been shot dead by her estranged husband in a university parking lot and he has killed himself.

Pennsylvania state police Lt. Eric Hermick tells WTAE-TV multiple shots were fired Wednesday afternoon near a Penn State Beaver dining hall.

An officer heard the shots and lots of screaming and responded to the scene. He found the food services worker and her estranged husband dead beside her car.

Penn State Beaver later issued an alert that shots were fired, saying the situation was contained and there was "no threat."

Hermick says there was never a threat to the general campus population. About 650 students attend the school, but not many were on camps because it's finals week.

The campus has been closed for the day.

An earlier story appears below. 

(Monaca) -- Officials say shots have been fired near a dining hall at a Penn State satellite campus near Pittsburgh and a coroner is at the scene.

Penn State Beaver issued an alert just before 4 p.m. Wednesday that shots were fired, adding that the situation is contained and they say there is "no threat at this time." It asks students and faculty to avoid the Student Union building and food services area.

Center Township police say a coroner is at the scene, but couldn't give details about any deaths.
The campus will be closed until further notice.

No other details were immediately available.

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