An alleged student at a Texas community college campus went on a stabbing spree Tuesday morning and injured 14 people. So far, there have been no deaths reported and the suspect is in custody.
According to authorities, a 21-year-old male reportedly went on a stabbing spree in and around the health science building at the CyFair campus of Lone Star College, which is located in a Houston suburb. Authorities have not released details about the weapon or the student’s possible motives for the attack.
Currently, there are at least two victims in critical condition that were transported to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. The Center says they have six of the victims in all, four of whom were flown by helicopter. Six other victims are at North Cypress Medical Center, another hospital in the area, and are in stable condition. The remaining two victims were treated for minor injuries at the scene and did not want to be taken to the hospital, according to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
The stabbings occurred shortly after 11 a.m., and the police detained the suspect shortly after. The school warned authorities there may have been a second suspect, but the police say they believe there was only one.
The school shut down its campus after the stabbings and encouraged its students to find somewhere safe to stay the night. The school plans to reopen for Wednesday classes.
This is the second serious incident this year for this college, after three victims were shot at a separate campus back in January. The shooting is believed to be gang related, according to authorities, and a 22-year-old was detained and charged following that incident.