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Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect At Florida Institute of Technology

MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) -- Police fatally shot a man wielding a knife inside a Florida Institute of Technology residence hall Friday night, authorities said.

The man was killed when he lunged at a police officer and a school security officer and they discharged their weapons, according to a press release from the Melbourne Police Department (MPD).

Melbourne police officers responded to the campus around 10:40 p.m. after reports of an armed man who was "assaulting students," police said. "Melbourne Officers and FIT security entered the building and confronted the male who was armed with an edged weapon."

A 5-year veteran of the MPD was injured when the suspect lunged at him with the weapon, according to police.

The suspect was identified as a sophomore studying aeronautical science, FIT said on Facebook. Authorities have not identified a motive.

"The isolated incident resulted in an officer-related shooting where the suspect was killed," FIT said in a statement on Facebook. "No one else was seriously injured, with no further threat to campus."

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating, police said.

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