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Police have taken a suspect into custody after multiple people were stabbed on the University of Texas at Austin campus on Monday.
David Carter of Chief of Police at UT Austin added a man was apprehended with a “large police style hunting knife”. As of 4 p.m., he had not been charged with any crime. Carter says police were not anxious that a suspect was still loose on campus.
UT freshman Rachel Prichett told Fox 7 that the suspect grabbed a man by the shoulder and stabbed him in the back with a small, curved knife.
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The three students with serious injuries were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, where they are now being treated.
Carter said the suspect’s motive or his relation to the victims is unknown. “We are fortunate in that the University of Texas has a great partnership with the Austin Police Department and the Department of Public Safety, who will be assisting us in this investigation”.
Another tweet from the student newspaper showed police arresting the suspect after the stabbing. It is unclear at this time if the banner and the stabbing were related.
The university announced that classes were canceled for the day via Twitter. He has been identified as 21-year-old Kendrex J. White, reports KCEN.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to our friends at the University of Texas in Austin following today’s tragic events”, according to a statement from Tech.
But some people who know Kendrex White disputed that he was drunk, saying instead that his epilepsy caused the vehicle crash.
Other students noted that White’s normally friendly demeanor was different in recent weeks. ‘Future Doctor #UT18 Bio Major pre-Med. That was the second offer along those lines that he made Monday. Whether Monday’s stabbings retained any religious connotations was not immedately understood. Please be safe yall.