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SVSU campus closed Friday

SAGINAW (AP) — The campus of Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan was closed Friday after an employee threatened and then died by suicide, the school said.

The school near Saginaw, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, had warned people Thursday night to avoid its Science West building until further notice.

Early Friday, the school tweeted that the campus would be closed for the day. It said: “Police continue to be on campus, responding to an individual in distress.”

The employee died by suicide in the Science West building around 6:30 a.m. Friday, the school said. No students were involved in the incident and no one else was injured.

“We grieve over this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family,” university President Donald Bachand said.

The school, which has about 9,000 students, also asked people to avoid several other areas of campus, including the Science East building and a library.

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