October 31, 2017 / 3:47 AM / 5 months ago

One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect

(Reuters) - One person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah where students were told to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday, police said.

Austin Boutain, 24, wanted in connection with a shooting death on the University of Utah campus October 30, 2017, is shown in this undated photo in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., provided October 31, 2017. Salt Lake City Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

The university said on Twitter at about 9 p.m. local time that shots were fired at Red Butte Canyon, a research area on the east side of the school in Salt Lake City, Utah.

One person was killed, Salt Lake City Police Department said on Twitter.

Authorities were searching for a male suspect identified as Austin Boutain, 24, who was “considered armed and dangerous,” the department said.

Commuter train services were suspended near the school, local media reported.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Michael Perry

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