Monday 19 February 2018

Students hurt in stab attacks at Texas college

A student went on a stabbing attack at a Texas community college, wounding at least 14 people before being arrested, US authorities said.

The attack on the Lone Star Community College campus resulted in 12 people being sent to hospitals, officials said.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia said it was not clear what weapon was used. "Students were actively responding to work to subdue this individual," he said, describing the man as being aged about 21 years old.

Student Michael Chalfan said he saw police officers use a stun gun to subdue the man.

Mr Chalfan described the man as "eccentric", saying he often wore gloves and was known to carry stuffed animals.

"I'm surprised because he didn't look like he was hateful to the world," he said.

Two of the victims were in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Irish Independent

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