Gunman Shot at UC Berkeley During Occupy Cal Demonstrations

Nov 15, 2011 6:29pm
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(Ben Margot/AP)

Police shot and wounded a man holding a gun today at the University of California-Berkeley campus, where students and faculty were holding events in support of Occupy Cal, a school spokesman told ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.

The incident occurred inside Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, university spokesman Dan Mogulof said. Students and faculty were evacuated, but campus police later said it was an isolated incident and students were not in danger.

Police did not immediately release the identity of the suspect, who was taken into custody, but said it did not appear that the incident was related to the demonstrations going on at the campus.

Dozens of faculty and students took part in teach-ins at an outdoor plaza at the campus today, and a march was planned for this afternoon before a general assembly to be held in the evening.

The events came after 40 Occupy Cal demonstrators were arrested last week when police broke up a tent city that had been established on the campus. A university spokesman would not say how the university would react if tents were set back up

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