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Apparent suicide shuts down Riverside City College parking structure

By in Press Enterprise on February 12, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Riverside City College campus police have shut down a parking structure off Terracina Drive for police activity Monday morning.

Officer Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, they were working with RCC campus police regarding an apparent suicide.

Students rush by the investigation scene at the Terracina and Magnolia parking structure where authoritinh are investigating a possible suicide.

— Beatriz Valenzuela (@BeatrizVNews) February 12, 2018

Robert Schmidt, public information officer for the college said it appears a staff member found the male around 6:30 a.m. and then called police. The identity of the male has not been confirmed.

Some students trying to get to their first day of classes for the spring semester began posting to social media around 6:45 a.m. that the parking area was off limits. The college sent out an alert to students just after 9 a.m. stating the college hoped to have the structure opened by noon. The college also said officials have contacted instructors and no students will be dropped from the first day of class because of the situation.

The Riverside Transit Angency tweeted that a number of bus routes that go along Magnolia Avenue near the college will be delayed.

Several arriving students were shocked to learn of the apparent suicide at the RCC parking structure this morning. Most called it “terrible” before hurriedly walking off to class.

Angela Burtech, student at the college is returning to the spring semester Monday.

“I got the text this morning to park somewhere else, that the parking structure was closed,” she said. “When I found out it was a suicide, I got the chills. Terrible.”

Amanda Kruggel, 25, of San Bernardino said she worries she may know the person who may have taken their life. “I just have a bad feeling.”

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