Purdue University investigating dormitory homicide, official says

A Purdue University student was found dead at a residence hall in West Lafayette, Indiana, before dawn on Wednesday, according to a university spokesperson.

School police are investigating the death as a homicide, the spokesperson said.

“A suspect is in custody and there is no threat to the community,” the spokesperson added. “An investigation is ongoing and ongoing.”

The suspect, who was the victim’s roommate, called 911 at 12:44 a.m. local time, according to the spokesperson.

Keith Harden of ABC News contributed to this report.

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