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Sheriff: Texas college stabbing suspect a student

Lone Star Stabbing
Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 16:41:14-04

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded.

They say he's a student at the school.

They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there was just one person going from one campus building to another, stabbing people.

The attack sent at least 12 people to area hospitals, including four who were taken by helicopter. A fire department spokesman says several others refused treatment at the scene.

One student says he was in class when he received a text message from a friend, and went outside to see a young woman being loaded into an ambulance with what appeared to be stab wounds to either her head or neck. He says police "got to the scene very quickly."

Another student was in a class when his phone started buzzing, along with the phones of everyone else in the room. The classroom was temporarily locked down, but students were let out and allowed off campus a short time later, in what the student described as an orderly evacuation.

 

 

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CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says the suspect in a stabbing attack at a Houston-area college is a man believed to be about 21-years-old who is enrolled at the school.

More than a dozen people were wounded in the Tuesday attack on the Lone Star Community College System's campus in Cypress.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says officers responded to the campus after receiving a call about a white male "on the loose" stabbing people.

Garcia says the suspect is in custody.