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Via Washington Post:

A Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. The university said it had received reports that the student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer.

The university, in Lynchburg, Va., did not identify the dead student pending notification of his family. It said the officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

“The Liberty University community is deeply saddened by this tragic event and is prayerfully supporting all those impacted,” said Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty’s president, in a statement.

The incident occurred before dawn at a hall known as Residential Annex II.

University officials said that Lynchburg police were investigating and that classes were being held on a normal schedule.

Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. at the residence hall on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that shots were fired by a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer during a physical altercation with a male student,” the Lynchburg police said in a statement.

They added: “This appears to be an isolated incident and there is not any ongoing concern for the safety of students or the community. We are not currently seeking any suspects in relation to this incident.”
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