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CORAL GABLES(CBSMiami) — Police from two agencies rushed to the School of Communication on the campus of the University of Miami on Friday after a report of a weapon being discharged.

That weapon may have been fired by a person who was not a UM student. Students told CBS4 they saw a person with “short, cropped hair” being put into a police car and taken away.

Police said Yasmien Love, 35, was arrested and charged with one count of premeditated murder, one count of aggravated battery, andone count of discharging a firearm on school property.

The investigators said the situation was a domestic dispute.  The UM said there was no threat to students on campus and activity returned to normal after police responded.

“At around 11:50 in the morning, there was a 911 call about an armed subject and a firearm being discharged in a domestic-related incident,” said Coral Gables Police Officer Kelly Denham.

“I cannot tell you how the weapon discharged,” she said. “The investigation is in the preliminary stages.”

Police said Love went to the school with the intent to kill himself in front of the victim, angry over a recent break-up.  Detectives said the two got into a scuffle and Love also bit the victim.  They believe Love’s intent was to kill the victim.

A witness was able to hold Love down on the ground until police arrived.

Students were worried seeing a person arrested on campus.

Fellow law school student Caroline Milewski said, “It’s a little frightening. We didn’t get a phone call. We usually get an alert. We didn’t get anything.”

Officer Denham said, “I know the UM put out an alert. Officers responded quickly. They were here within minutes and had everything under control.”

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