One dead, three injured in stabbing in university campus in US

Cheryl Sanders
May 11, 2017

One person was killed and three were injured in a stabbing attack Monday afternoon on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, officials said.

Campus police Chief David Carter said investigators were also interviewing more than 25 witnesses to try to figure out whether the victims were stabbed at random or attacked for a particular goal.

A 17-year-old homeless teen was charged with capital murder three days after Weiser's body was found.

Officials investigate the scene where a stabbing attack occurred Monday on the University of Texas campus. "He didn't seem to be hotheaded; he didn't seem to be an angry person or anything like that", Verastegui said.

Former high school classmate Angela Bonilla, who now attends UT, told the Herald that "no one expected him to do this".

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley added, "There is no evidence linking this to any part of a larger plan".

Social media was full of tributes to the student who was killed in the attack, and prayers for the family. They are suffering, and we all must be there for them.


"It was an incredibly hard time for them - unimaginable", he said.

A friend of Brown's recalled the moment his pal was attacked.

A man is arrested after a fatal stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, May 1, 2017.

"This is not something I think he would've done a month ago", said Springer.

"Yesterday, I started this GoFundMe to help fund the memorial service for Harrison Brown". She described him as wearing a bandanna and gray sweatshirt and said he appeared quiet and subdued as police held him on the ground.

"Police were resuscitating a victim". The campus siren wasn't used because there was no need for a lockdown to keep people in place, he said. "I'm hurt and I'm angry that our campus has seen these tragedies with two of our students".

Two other victims were treated and released from area hospitals.


Austin police said one person - later identified as Kendrex White - is in custody after the stabbing which happened at around 1:46 p.m. "They come here to learn, to look to the future", said university President Greg Fenves.

"A text alert told us there was a threat on-campus", said UT Austin Joseph Strassman about the incident. His possible motive is under investigation.

On Monday night, the university's president, Gregory Fenves, sent a message "with a very heavy heart", asking community members to support one another.

Your students are living in fear, in fear of being shot, stalked, raped, stabbed or even murdered while trying to learn and better themselves on your campus.

"There are a lot of unanswered questions at this time-and our students are concerned", says Fenves.

The site of the attack was along a tree-covered avenue that is a major thoroughfare for students walking to and from class.


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