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Update: Stabbing at UT Austin Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

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On Monday, May 1, reports identifying that at least one person had been killed in a stabbing incident which took place at University of Texas at Austin’s campus were filing in through local news affiliates. EMS workers reported attending to an emergency call regarding the stabbing at approximately 2 p.m., with one individual declared dead at the scene and three additional victims sent to nearby hospitals.

Update: Stabbing at UT Austin Leaves One Dead, Several Injured

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Authorities are yet trying to determine the motive behind the hunting knife attack. The deceased has been identified as Harrison Brown, a freshman from Graham, Texas. The suspect who had been apprehended is identified as 21-year-old UT Austin student Kendrex White. According to police, White allegedly attacked the four students with what appeared to be a large hunting knife and reportedly “calmly” walked away. He is currently being held for interrogation and has not yet been charged.

Update: Stabbing at UT Austin Leaves One Dead, Several Injured

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Two of the three additional victims have been released from the hospital after being seriously injured in the stabbing and treated. The university has not provided details on the third surviving victim. University of Texas-Austin President, Gregory Fenves, issued a letter late Monday in which he acknowledged that the campus has been gripped by “very understandable” fear following the attack. Classes and events will resume today, however, and the school plans to hold a “gathering to honor the victims” in the coming days.


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