The suspect, the police said on Tuesday, was a 21-year-old student, Kendrex J. White, who may have had mental-health problems but, as far as they knew, no vendetta against anyone. Mr.
The reports were made at the Gregory Gym at the campus, according to the police department’s Twitter.
Classes were held on Tuesday after being canceled on Monday after the stabbings.
On Tuesday, Harrison Brown, 19, was named by media reports as the student who died.
Rachel Prichett, a freshman at UT, told local media that she was standing in line at the food truck when she heard people scream.
As police continued to gather evidence, he said he still feels safe. White was being questioned by police and formal charges related to the attack were likely to come later. Fenves said the university has focused in the previous year on improving campus safety and has increased patrols, but “clearly, there’s work to do”. When an officer ordered White to drop to the ground he followed directions and was taken into custody.
“This breaks my heart to have to announce this, that any of our students are touched by tragedy”, Greg Fenves, the university’s president said at a news conference.
“I don’t know what his motivation is”, Carter said, according to the New York Post. White was always smiling and happy-go-lucky when they would chat before and after class, Springer said.
Police said White had been suffering from mental health issues and had recently been involuntarily committed in Bell County, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Bayliss said he was leaving the gym with some friends when he saw the commotion on campus, people were running and screaming, then he suddenly felt something in his back.
Fenves added that there is justified fear on campus and noted that the attack came one year after another student’s murder. Brown was a talented musician who had not yet decided on a major, Fenves said.
“A text alert told us there was a threat on-campus”, said UT Austin Joseph Strassman about the incident.
White has been charged with murder. Graham Independent School District, where he attended high school, released a statement shortly after his death Monday.
The system’s first emergency texts were not sent until nearly 30 minutes after the attack, and the campus sirens were not sounded.
Her body was found on April 5, 2016, in Waller Creek near the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.
By that point, they said afterward, it seemed clear that the situation was under control and so there was no need for a campus lockdown.
Monday in Dallas, a man who apparently had been feuding with a neighbor allegedly shot him then opened fire on emergency responders as they tried to treat the victim.