LOS ANGELES — A student is accused of stabbing a University of Southern California psychology professor to death Friday… on campus!
The professor, identified as Bosco Tjan, was pronounced dead at the scene by LAPD.
A 911 call came in to authorities around 4:30 p.m. Friday. When USC officers arrived, they found Professor Tjan with multiple stab wounds and a male student still on the scene.
There’s no word on a motive, police don’t believe the attack is random.
The stabbing happened in the Seeley G. Mudd Building on the last day of classes before final exams.
Tjan was an expert in the field of perception, vision and vision cognition who had been affiliated with the university since 2001. He was the co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, which he helped found in 2005.
Tjan held a doctorate in computer science from the University of Minnesota. He was married and the father of one son.
“As the Trojan Family mourns Professor Tjan’s untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughts,” university President C.L. Max Nikias wrote to the USC community.
Varun Soni, the university’s dean of religious life, will lead an on-campus gathering for reflection and prayer Monday.