Update, 12:59 p.m.: According to an e-mail from President Stanley, the victim was a former Stony Brook University student. The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and pronounced dead.
Police are investigating a non-criminal death just outside of the graduate chemistry building at Stony Brook University.
In an e-mail to the campus community at 6:55 a.m., Chief of Police Robert J. Lenahan said that there is no threat to the campus community. This was seconded by police on-scene.
“Our homicide detectives responded to a non-criminal death,” a Suffolk County Police spokeswoman confirmed.
The University Police department and Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Command have responded.
Reporters looking down at the scene from the upper floors of the chemistry building could see a pool of blood and a defibrillator.
Stony Brook University School of Journalism Professor Wasim Ahmad tweeted the following, including a photo from above.
— Wasim Ahmad (@journographica) March 1, 2013
Media Relations Manager James Montalto said a statement from the University will be released shortly.
Reporting contributed by Terichi Bellinger.