Police: Seattle Campus Suspect Wanted To Kill Many

Aaron-Ybarra

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say the suspect in a shooting at a small Seattle university wanted to kill as many people as possible before killing himself.

A judge found probable cause to hold 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra (ee-BAHR’-uh) without bail Friday. The hearing came a day after Ybarra was arrested in the shooting that killed student Paul Lee and wounded two other young people at Seattle Pacific University.

In a statement filed in court, Seattle police wrote that Ybarra admitted to detectives after his arrest that he wanted to kill as many people as possible and then himself.

Instead, police say a student building monitor pepper-sprayed and tackled Ybarra as he reloaded his shotgun.

Ybarra’s attorney says has long had mental health problems and is on suicide watch at the jail.

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