PSD announces details of university gunman manhunt

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AMMAN — The Public Security Department (PSD) on Sunday revealed details of locating the whereabouts of Iman Irsheid’s suspected killer Uday Khaled Abdullah Hassan, who killed himself after being located and surrounded by authorities.اضافة اعلان

PSD spokesperson said that investigation teams' continuous efforts led them to determine the whereabouts of the gunman, who was born in 1985 near the Balaama area in the northern governorate of Mafraq.

The spokesperson added that a security force besieged the farm where the gunman was located. After refusing to surrender, he pointed his gun toward his head and threatened to shoot himself.

Police attempted to negotiate with him, but he refused and shot himself on the right side of the head, according to the initial medical report. He was transferred to the hospital and placed in the intensive care unit, unconscious with vital signs lost.

Continuous efforts were launched as soon as the crime was reported, the spokesperson said.

The perpetrator’s gun was seized, and a team of criminal laboratories collected evidence to conduct an investigation, the spokesperson said, adding that the case will be referred to the appropriate judicial authorities in accordance with the law.

PSD extended its sincere condolences to the victim's family, colleagues, and the Jordanian society. The spokesperson also urged everyone to refrain from publishing unreliable information surrounding the case and not to re-publish what is circulated on social media unless it was issued by official authorities.

Irsheid was killed by the gunman on Wednesday at the Applied Science University in Amman. She was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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