One dead, three injured in stabbing attack on UT Austin campus

Police say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a nearby hospital after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon. 

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UPDATE: UT Police Chief David Carter has identified the suspect in Monday's knife attack as 20-year-old UT student Kendrex J. White, from Killeen.

Four male students were attacked before police arrived. Responding to a call for assistance, a UT police officer saw a man — later identified as White — wielding a knife Carter described as a “large, bowie-style hunting knife.”

The officer drew his gun and told White to get on the ground. White complied and was taken into custody. 

UT President Gregory L. Fenves asked all students call home. "Call your parents to let them know you’re safe."

Concerned parents can call a hotline at (866) 657-9400 for more information on today's events, Carter said.

University officials said all remaining Monday classes and events on campus have been cancelled to allow the investigation to continue. 


Original Story:

Police say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a nearby hospital after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon. 

A suspect is in custody and University police say the public is not in any immediate danger. However, officials are asking the public to avoid the area near the intersection of 21st Street and Speedway. 

The incident is reported to have occurred near Gregory Gym. About a dozen Austin police units responded, providing backup and assistance to University police. 

Austin-Travis County EMS reported that the three individuals taken to the hospital have potentially serious injuries. 

Officials have not said if the victims are students or if they have any connection to the university. 

Austin Police Department confirmed that one person is currently in custody.

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