At least one person dead and several others believed to be seriously injured, following a Texas stabbing on the campus of the University of Texas.
one person was taken into custody after the Texas stabbing and warned students and the public via social media channels to stay away from the area. The Austin Police force and the University of Texas at Austin Police Department worked together to respond to the incident.
The suspect has been identified as another student, 21-year-old Kendrex White.
Investigators do not believe he was targeting a group of people, despite rumors that he was going after fraternity members during the attack.
“This was not a conspiracy. This was not a person who had a vendetta against any particular group,” UT Police Chief David Carter said.
Police said they have looked into White’s history and said they believe he is suffering from mental health issues. Police said they discovered that White was recently involuntarily committed in another city and released.
It is reported by local emergency responders that three persons came in and one was said to be in very serious condition.
Students in the nearby Gregory Gym were reportedly evacuated for their safety, according to reports from local news organisations. No further threat to campus safety were reported, the University of Austin Police Department said via Twitter.
The university’s campus is loaded just streets from downtown Austin and the Texas capitol building. The school is one of the largest universities in the United States.
Two of the four stabbing victims have been released from the hospital, but sadly Harrison Brown, a freshman from Graham, Texas, was killed.
“I just see everybody in a panic, in a frenzy, running away, and I look over towards the Gregory Gym area and I just see somebody like passed out on the floor, covered in blood,” eyewitness Bryan Ramirez said. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life, it’s the craziest I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen like horror-stricken faces like that in my life, it was just crazy, it was hectic.”