Suicide on ASU campus

MATT PAVELEK | THE STATE PRESS
Tempe Police block off the College of Design South building after a graduate student committed suicide inside a professors office, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.

MATT PAVELEK | THE STATE PRESS Tempe Police block off the College of Design South building after a graduate student committed suicide inside a professors office, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.

The Associated Press

TEMPE — Arizona State University police say a graduate student fatally shot himself in a professor’s office.

ASU police commander James Hardina says the shooting occurred about 11:40 a.m. Monday.

Police say the student was apparently talking with a professor when he pulled out a gun and shot himself once in the architecture Design South building on ASU’s main campus.

The name of the student has not been released.

Hardina says there is no further threat to ASU students or faculty.

ASU spokeswoman Julie Newberg says the Design South building is closed until further notice.