Police: Seattle campus suspect wanted to kill many

GENE JOHNSON, PHUONG LE, Associated Press
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Two women embrace near a prayer circle on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle. Classes were canceled Friday following a shooting at Otto Miller Hall Thursday afternoon. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer  and started shooting.  Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of homicide, according to police and the jail roster. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Two women embrace near a prayer circle on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle. Classes were canceled Friday following a shooting at Otto Miller Hall Thursday afternoon. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer and started shooting. Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of homicide, according to police and the jail roster. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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 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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