At least 14 people were hurt Tuesday in a stabbing spree at a Texas community college, authorities said. Sheriff’s officials said a suspect was in custody.
It was not immediately clear how severe the injuries were. The stabbing happened at the CyFair campus of Lone Star College, in the Houston suburb of Cypress.
A spokeswoman for North Cypress Medical Center outside Houston said the hospital had taken six stabbing victims who were in stable condition. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said at least four people who were taken to hospitals in helicopters.
The school closed for the day and ordered students to find shelter somewhere safe. Campus police caught the suspect, sheriff’s officials said.
The stabbing happened at 11:20 a.m., Lone Star College said in a statement. The school had warned students that a second suspect might be at large, but sheriff’s officials said later that they believed they had the only suspect in custody.
In January, three people were shot at a separate campus of the same college. A federal official said that those shootings appeared to be gang-related. A 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.
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