crimesider

Texas College Stabbing Update: Student in custody, 2 in critical condition after stabbing at Lone Star College campus, police say

Life Flight personnel rush a victim wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus into Memorial Hermann Hospital Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's department confirmed at least 11 people wounded and that authorities have one suspect in custody. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) Johnny Hanson

A victim wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
KHOU
(CBS) HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A white male suspect, who is approximately 21 years of age and currently enrolled at Lone Star College, is in police custody after 14 people were injured in a stabbing incident on the Cy Fair campus of Lone Star College in the Houston area, Sheriff Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

According to Garcia, police received a call at 11:12 a.m. reporting a while male stabbing people. Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after.

Out of the 14 people injured, two refused treatment, two are listed in critical condition and four are listed in fair condition, Garcia confirmed. He said they sustained various injuries.

The victims were transported to North Cypress Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment. According to police, four victims were taken by Life Flight helicopters and eight were transported via ground transportation.

Police say the incident remains under active investigation and buildings are still being searched.

Authorities have not confirmed exactly what type of weapon was used but they did confirm that no firearms were recovered at the scene.

Rand Key, the Sr. Vice Chancellor and COO of Lone Star College System said the college will be closed for the remainder of the day and will resume normal operations on Wednesday.

Police did not comment on initial reports that there may have been a second suspect.

Complete coverage of the Lone Star College stabbing on Crimesider

  • Stephanie Slifer

Comments

Follow Us