Official: One arrested in Texas college stabbing; 14 injured
Officials say a dozen people have been wounded in a stabbing attack at Houston-area college campus. Two of them are in critical condition.
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa says 14 people were taken to area hospitals after the Tuesday attack on the Lone Star community college system's campus in Cypress. The Harris County Sheriff's department confirmed at least 14 people wounded and that authorities have one suspect in custody.
The suspect is described as a 21-year-old student who is enrolled at the college.
Both agencies say at least two of those injured were LifeFlighted in critical condition. Rasa says several patients refused treatment at the scene and all the wounds were consistent with stabbing.
Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says authorities don't believe a second suspect was involved. Lone Star had earlier posted an alert on its website warning of two armed suspects.
Some students told reporters that they remained huddled in college classrooms during the lockdown.
"This is crazy!" said one student. "You hear about shootings and now stabbings. You never think it's going to happen at your school."
The weapon used was described as a box cutter, which the suspect used to stab victims in the head and neck.
A different Lone Star system campus was the site of a January shooting. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.
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