One person has been pronounced dead and multiple other victims sustained injuries after a reported stabbing at the University of Texas-Austin campus Monday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
Officials claim that one victim was fatally wounded at the scene and three others were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The stabbing occurred around 1:46 p.m. when emergency officials responded to the incident near Gregory Gym at 2101 Speedway, reports Statesman.
Student Rachel Prichett told reporters she was waiting at a food truck parked outside the gym when she saw a man with a knife that resembled a machete approach the person standing behind her.
“The guy was standing next to me,” Prichett said. “He grabbed him by the shoulder and shoved the knife in it. I just started running as fast as I could.”
Another student was walking to his car when he heard students screaming and running, “‘Run! Get out of here!”‘ He recounted seeing someone perform CPR on a victim near the front door of the gym, while another student nearby was being treated for cuts to the head, says the report.
University police officials announced they have the suspect in custody and there is no additional threat.
Police are requesting that the public avoids the area near 21st Street and Speedway.
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Kendrix White, 21, a student at the university. White was reportedly arrested for DUI in early April, according to court records.
He stabbed four male students, killing one. The deceased student was identified as Harrison Brown, who had graduated from high school in 2016.
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