CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested someone in a suspected stabbing attack on a campus of the Lone Star community college system in the Houston area.
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. Bernstein did not know how many people were hurt or conditions.
Victims were seen being loaded into medical helicopters.
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.
Here's a vine of the lockdown announcement coming over the school's loudspeaker:
The text alert that went out to the community surrounding the college:
It is still unclear how many were injured, but current reports put it at 14 people.
In January, Lone Star College was the scene of a shooting
According to a report from local news station NBC 5, an area man was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Update, April 9th, 2:30 p.m.: From The Houston Chronicle:
Capt. Robert Rasa of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department said 12 people were rushed to area hospitals. Rasa said four people were flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center. They were in critical condition.
Rasa added that two others were also taken to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center. Their conditions were not known but Rasa said they were not critically wounded.
Update, April 9th, 3:45 p.m.: A man claiming to have captured the suspect posted this photo on Instagram.
Update, April 9th, 6:30 p.m.: The Houston Chronicle is identifying the suspect as 20-year-old Dylan Quick.
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