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1 dead, others hurt in shooting at Seattle Pacific University before student tackles …
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Originally published June 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM | Page modified June 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

A Seattle Pacific University (SPU) student tackled a gunman who was reloading his shotgun after killing one student and wounding two others inside a campus hall Thursday afternoon.

The shooting unleashed a wave of terror across the school as it went into lockdown and students scrambled for cover.

The suspect was identified by a law-enforcement source as Aaron Ybarra, 26, of Mountlake Terrace.

Police on Thursday night were questioning the suspect. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder, police said. The bail hearing for Ybarra is scheduled at 1:30 today.

No motive was immediately given for the shooting. The suspect carried extra shotgun shells, and also a knife, police said.

“He was hellbent on a killing a lot of people today,” said a second law-enforcement source briefed on the investigation.

Jon Meis, a student working as a building monitor, pepper-sprayed the shooter as he stopped to reload, then put him in a chokehold and took him to the ground, according to police and a friend who spoke with Meis after the shooting…………… continues on The Seattle Times

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