At least 14 people have been injured in a mass stabbing at Lone Star College in Texas. The incident began shortly before noon on Tuesday, when a student armed with a weapon, possibly a scalpel or exacto knife, stabbed multiple people in a random attack. The suspect was subdued by a fellow student before police arrested him. Local police officials confirm at least 14 people were injured, though throughout the day there were numerous conflicting reports on the number of injured. At least four were airlifted to a local hospital, and according to Sheriff Adrian Garcia, two victims remain in critical condition.
Earlier reports of two attackers were refuted by police, who believe there was merely confusion because the same attacker was in multiple buildings. Back in January, three people were injured after a dispute between two men erupted in gunfire on the North Harris campus of Lone Star system, about 25 miles away.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available, but you can read all our previous updates on this story below. (All times Eastern.)
Original Post: The Lone Star College System posted an alert on its website today stating that their CyFair campus—short for the Cypress-Fairbanks suburbs northwest of Houston—has been locked down due to two armed suspects, one of whom is still at large. The local ABC News affiliate reports there are as many as eight victims, though there are no reports on casualties or their conditions. The Houston Chronicle reports as many as 13 injuries, though all the numbers are unconfirmed. The Associated Press confirms that one arrest has been made.