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BERKELEY, Calif. — A man with a gun was shot by police Tuesday inside the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, after hundreds of students and anti-Wall Street activists descended on the campus for a day of protest.
The shooting occurred at the Haas School of Business on the east side of campus about a half-mile away from the protest site.
“I just hope it wasn’t from the protest or the movement, because that’s not what the movement is about,” said Sadia Saif, a 19-year-old sophomore at UC Berkeley.
University officials said a man carrying a gun was seen by a female staff member in an elevator at the business school after 2 p.m. The staff member called police at 2:17 p.m., saying she saw the man remove the gun from a backpack.
Police said they arrived at 2:19 p.m., and had to locate the suspect in the building. Officers found the suspect in a third-floor computer room where there were at least four students, university officials said.
The suspect raised the gun and was shot by an officer, according to the school. None of the students were hurt. The condition of the suspect was not immediately known.
It was the first shooting since the 1980s on the campus, police said.
The shooting occurred as anti-Wall Street activists were preparing another attempt to establish an Occupy Cal camp after a failed effort last week led to dozens of arrests.
More than 1,000 students, campus employees, faculty and other demonstrators filled an outdoor plaza and called for a campus strike to protest banks and budget cuts to higher education.
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