LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles arrested a student suspect after a professor at the University of Southern California was stabbed to death on Friday.
Bosco Tjan, a USC psychology professor and co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, was identified as the victim of the on-campus stabbing, President C.L. Max Nikias said in a memo.
"As the Trojan family mourns professor Tjan's untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughtsm" Nikias said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
LAPD officers received calls of a stabbing in the Seeley G. Mudd building around 4:34 p.m. where Tjan was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering multiple stab wounds to the chest.
An unidentified male student in his 20s was taken into custody at the scene without incident, as police worked to determine a motive for the stabbing.
"As we get further into this investigation, conduct more of those interviews we'll have more of an idea of exactly what the motive is," LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar told KTLA. "Although, we do believe this is not a random act and there is no concern for the safety of anyone on campus at this time."
Students received texts via the university's campus alert system earlier in the day regarding the police activity.
"No danger to USC or the community," the text read. "Stay away from area."