UT Austin knife attacker kills one, injures several others

One person is dead and at least two others are seriously injured after a suspect stabbed multiple people, killing one, at the University of Texas at Austin.

According to MySanAntonio.com, the suspect, who has not yet been identified, is in custody. He is accused of stabbing three people and assaulting another at the Gregory Gym on campus.

Victims were reportedly treated at the scene, and one victim was pronounced dead there.

One witness, a freshman at the university, described the scene to MySanAntonio.com.

“I heard a couple people scream,” she said. “I thought they were joking with each other, until I turned around and saw a guy … holding a small machete-type thing.”

She then said she saw the attacker walk up to a man and stab him in the back — within an arm’s length of her.

Then I turned around and started running … While I was running, I saw this guy sitting at a table that was slumped over and bloody. Apparently no one had seen him get hurt. Someone was just walking up to him and seeing and saying, ‘Everybody get out.’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded to the stabbing in a statement:

Our prayers go out to all those affected by today’s tragic events. I have been briefed by the Department of Public Safety on both incidents, and have also talked to University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves. As the investigations into these heinous crimes continue, I have offered all available state resources to both Dallas and the University of Texas to assist in any effort.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


Photo: Associated Press