Student held for stabbing Professor in University of Southern California campus

LOS ANGELES: A student stabbed a psychology professor to death in the University of Southern California campus on Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.

The university’s Trojans Alert emergency service quickly by texting a message which reads. `Police-related incident in progress at Seely G. Mudd. No danger to USC or the community. Stay away from the area.”

Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus. She said he was arrested without incident immediately after police arrived at the scene of the attack but his name was not released. Aguilar could not say who called police but said it wasn’t the professor or the student.

Aguilar said the student was set to be interviewed Friday night and that his name would be released after he was booked.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias said. “As the Trojan family mourns Professor Tjan’s untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughts.”

Last year a student was beaten to death by several people as he walked back to his off-campus apartment late at night after attending a study session.

After his murder USC officials sought to reassure parents of Chinese exchange students that the campus and its surrounding areas are safe.

USC has 44,000 students enrolled, including more than 10,000 international students.

A highly competitive school, it enrolled only about 16 percent of the more than 54,000 people who applied for its freshman class this year.