One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect

Reuters
Utah, United States Published: Oct 31, 2017, 09:25 AM(IST)

Authorities were searching for a male suspect identified as Austin Boutain, 24, who was considered armed and dangerous Photograph:( Twitter )

One person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah where students were told to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday, police said.

The university said on Twitter at about 9 pm local time that shots were fired at Red Butte Canyon, a research area on the east side of the school in Salt Lake City, Utah.

One person was killed, Salt Lake City Police Department said on Twitter.

Authorities were searching for a male suspect identified as Austin Boutain, 24, who was considered armed and dangerous, the department reported.

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Infomartion has further been updated by the SLC Police department that the suspect is known to have tattoos on his neck and left arm. 

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Commuter train services were suspended near the school, local media reported.

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