UT Austin stabbing: 1 killed, at least 2 others wounded, suspect in custody

May 1, 2017 by

A stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday killed one person and wounded at least two others, emergency workers said, as school officials confirmed a suspect was in custody.

A stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday killed one person and wounded at least two others, emergency workers said, as school officials confirmed a suspect was in custody.

Picture of the suspect outside Gregory.

The stabbing unfolded near Gregory Gym, Fox 7 reported. Police said two of the victims were stabbed and a third was “assaulted” before one of them died.

 

The suspect grabbed a man by the shoulder and stabbed him in the back with a small, curved knife, freshman Rachel Prichett told the news station. “He got slashed open.”

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Prichett said that as students ran away screaming, she spotted a second man slumped over at a table, bleeding but alive.

There was “no additional immediate threat” to the campus, according to a text message sent from university officials to students.

Campus newspaper The Daily Texan tweeted a photo of a man identified as the suspect. He had a beard and appeared to be carrying a knife in a sheath.

Details on what may have sparked the attack were unclear. The Austin Police Department was assisting UT Police, Fox 7 added.

Paramedics rushed the wounded to to University Medical Center Brackenridge, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

The stabbing took place hours after a shooting in Dallas critically wounded a paramedic. Police launched a manhunt for the suspect in that case.

“Our prayers go out to all those affected by today’s tragic events,” Gov. Greg Abbott responded.

The University of Texas is blocks from downtown Austin and the Texas capitol building and is one of the nation’s largest universities.

Source: UT Austin stabbing: 1 killed, at least 2 others wounded, suspect in custody | Fox News

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