A student has been killed and 3 others injured after many people were stabbed inside the University of Texas at Austin campus in the United States.
The suspect, identified by campus police as 20-year-old student Kendrex J White, was arrested for allegedly attacking 4 people.
One of the victims died from their injuries at the scene, University of Texas (UT) police chief David Carter told.
“Police got the call around 1:30 pm yesterday about a person with a knife who attacked or assaulted someone outside the Gregory gym. A UT police officer saw a man, later identified as White, with a “large, bowie-style hunting knife,” Carter told.
“The officer drew his gun and told White to get on the ground, which he did, and police took him into custody. Within about a block, three more people were found stabbed,” he told.
According to Austin-Travis County EMS, they have taken 3 people with potentially severe injuries to University Medical Center Brackenridge.
The University officials told they have canceled classes and events on the campus for the rest of the days.
“About a dozen Austin police units swarmed responded to provide back up and support university police, which is leading the response to the stabbing, University spokeswoman stated.
In a separate conflict, the Belo Center for New Media was briefly evacuated after a reported bomb threat. But the university police stated the building was not under lockdown and is open.
“There is no immediate threat at this time,” they told. A sign had been draped across the building’s sky bridge with the words “Tuition Pays for Bombs” before it was taken down.