2 in critical condition after stabbing attack at Texas college

4:28 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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EMT crews take a victim to a waiting ambulance at Lone Star Community College near Houston (KPRC)

CYPRESS, Texas -- Fourteen people have been injured, two critically, at a campus of the Lone Star community college system in the Houston area, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. Many of the victims were stabbed.

Alan Bernstein of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says authorities have a suspect in custody following a Tuesday morning attack at the Lone Star campus in Cypress. According to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, the suspect is a 21-year-old male enrolled at the school.

Investigators said a student tackled the suspect and helped them capture the man. Earlier reports indicated a second suspect, but investigators said they belive a single suspect was running from building to building on the campus.

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Garcia said a call came in to 911 late Tuesday morning describing a "male on the loose stabbing people" at the Lone Star CyFair campus.

"We do not know exactly what type of weapon was used other than to say that it is at this point an unknown instrument," he said. "We don't know whether a knife or some other type of instrument."

Houston NBC station KPRC said at least four victims were transported by Life Flight to local hospitals. 

College officials have not said if the victims were students, staff or both. Authorities said the victims appear to have been randomly targeted.

A different Lone Star system campus in north Harris County was the site of a shooting in January. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.

(NBC News, CNN & KPRC Houston contributed to this report)

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