One killed, others wounded in 'heinous' stabbing attack at University of Texas in Austin
A man thought to be enrolled at the University of Texas went on a stabbing spree with a large hunting knife at the school's Austin campus on Monday, killing one student and wounding three others also believed to be students, police said.
The suspect, identified as Kendrex White, was apprehended about two minutes after campus police received reports of the attack on the school's main grounds. White was being questioned by police and charges were likely to come later.
"I don't know what his motivation is," University of Texas at Austin Police Chief David Carter told a news conference.
WARNING: Sensitive images of the attack in the gallery below
All the victims were found in about a one-block area and were men aged 20 or 21, police said. Their names have not been released.
"Earlier this afternoon, a tragedy struck the heart of the University of Texas campus," University President Gregory Fenves told the news conference.
The person killed was found dead at the scene, Austin-Travis County EMS Captain Rick Rutledge said in a telephone interview.
The university canceled classes for the day.
According to student reports on Twitter, a sign that appeared on a campus bridge near the time of the attack read, "tuition pays for bombs."
Another student reported rumors on campus that the students may have been targeted for being part of a fraternity and that victims "were supposedly stabbed for wearing Greek letters."
Governor Greg Abbott responded to the news of the attack with prayers.
(Reuters contributed to this report)