Florida Man, Michael Cravey, Fatally Shot Near University Of Florida After Running At Police With Hatchet

Mar 03, 2014 11:32 AM EST
A man was fatally shot by police at the University of Florida on Monday after allegedly attacking a couple earlier in the morning.

A man who ran at police with a hatchet was fatally near the University of Florida on Monday, WCJB-TV reported.

According to Ben Tobias, a public information officer for the Gainesville Police Department, 28-year-old Michael Cravey was shot by an officer around 10 a.m. The officer remained uninjured and a trauma alert was issued for Cravey, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The name of the officer has not been released and Cravey was pronounced dead at UF Health Shands Hospital.

This incident follows a stabbing that occurred on campus earlier Monday morning near Leigh Hall.

Campus police said a couple were leaving their car when they were approached by a man wielding a knife. The man stabbed one victim and ran away, prompting the victim's wife to call 911.

A UFAlert was issued to students around 7 a.m., notifying people of a white male suspect seen fleeing the area in a black jeep. 

Though a police chase was unsuccessful, an officer noticed Cravey around 10 a.m. After identifying himself as an officer, Cravey ran at him with a hatchet. 

Additionally, a car crash on a nearby road is believed to be connected to Cravey.

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