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UL Police investigating fatal incident on UL campus

LAFAYETTE, La. (ENN) -- UL Police are reportedly investigating a fatal incident that occurred at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say they were notified of an individual who was unresponsive near the Olivier Parking Garage off McKinley Street. Officers arrived on scene and located the individual. Emergency medical personnel arrived and attempted to provide medical aid.

Through investigation, officers determined this was an isolated incident with no threat to the campus community and that there was no foul play involved. Sources say it was an apparent suicide.

The University responded to the incident in a email release on Monday. “Last evening, the University experienced an unspeakable loss,” Dr. Margarita Perez, Dean of Students, wrote. “In searching for some meaning in what has happened, we should not lose sight of the obligation we have to each other to show support, empathy and understanding. Each of us will process this tragedy in our own way, but none of us are alone.”

Dr. Perez acknowledged the “several losses” the UL student and staff body endured over the past several weeks. “I want to say again – you are not alone.” She also stated that after the tragic incident last evening, “counselors met with student residents last evening and will continue to do so in the days ahead.”

Rumors claim that a stabbing occurred on campus but that claim has been denied by multiple sources.

We’ll update this article when more information becomes available.


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