Daily 49er

Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

The pub was closed and evacuated Tuesday afternoon, officials have not released a statement.

The Nugget Pub & Grill closes Tuesday afternoon after a professor died in the facility around 2:30 p.m.

Daily 49er

The Nugget Pub & Grill closes Tuesday afternoon after a professor died in the facility around 2:30 p.m.

Kat Schuster, Editor in Chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Updated: 10:17 p.m.

The Nugget Grill and Pub was evacuated and closed after a professor lost consciousness and died in the dining area Tuesday afternoon.

Jeff Bliss, executive director of media and digital news for Long Beach State, confirmed that the professor died on the scene.

Reporters from the Daily 49er visited the restaurant to investigate and saw a body covered with a sheet around 5:30 p.m. Employees and University Police officers at the Nugget would not comment.

“A traumatic incident happened today, we cannot confirm or deny the actual event [but] we’ll provide further detail as we are able to release more,” said Kierstin Stickney, Director of Marketing & Communications for the 49er Shops.

A student who was in the pub during the incident tweeted that the man fell out of his chair while eating.

“He started choking on his food and then his whole body was just convulsing … ” A student eyewitness tweeted. “But it literally all happened in like 30 seconds it was so scary. They’re trying to revive him but it’s not working.”

According to Bliss, Counseling and Psychological Services will offer services to students and employees who were there when the professor died.

This story will be updated.

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    Director of CAPS speaks on the plans for CAPS this upcoming year

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    CSU audits reveal poor cash handling practices at LBSU

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    Ethnic studies programs fight against Executive Order 1100

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    Long Beach State’s College of Education receives grants totaling $2.5 million

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    A conversation with George H.W. Bush’s former speech writer

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    ASI

    Sustainable course evaluation proposal approved for third reading

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    Campus Clash racks up a near $20,000 bill

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    Library open for 24 hours during finals week

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    SPECIAL SECTION: A visual guide to the new CCPE building

  • Professor dies in the Nugget Grill and Pub

    Campus

    SPECIAL SECTION: College of Education members feel distanced from campus community

Navigate Right