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Officials: At least 14 hurt in Texas stabbing

By Juan A. Lozano and Ramit Plushnick-Masti

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:24 a.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

CYPRESS, Texas » At least 14 people were wounded in an apparent stabbing attack on a Houston-area college campus today, authorities said.

The attack about 11:20 a.m. on the Lone Star Community College System's campus in Cypress sent at least 12 people to area hospitals, including four people taken by helicopter in critical condition, according to Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa. He said several people refused treatment at the scene and all the wounds were consistent with stabbing.

The Harris County Sheriff's Department confirmed at least 14 people were wounded and spokesman Thomas Gilliland said authorities have one suspect in custody.

Lone Star officials initially urged people on campus, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Houston, to take shelter and be on alert for a second suspect. But Gilliland said a short time later that authorities believed just one person was responsible. He did not say whether the suspect is a student.

"It was the same suspect going from building to building," Gilliland said.

Gilliland said the suspected attacker is believed to have had some type of knife or a pencil, but authorities could not immediately confirm the weapon used.

Student Teaundrae Perryman said he was in class when he received a text message from a friend and went outside to see a young woman being loaded into an ambulance with what appeared to be stab wounds to either her neck or head. He said he didn't receive an email alert from the college until 11:56 a.m.

"I was concerned but I wasn't afraid because I was with a large group of people," the 21-year-old said, later adding, "The police got to the scene very quickly."

The attack came three months after a different Lone Star campus was the site of a shooting in which two people were hurt. The suspected gunman in that incident is charged with aggravated assault.

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allie wrote:
lots of mental illness out there
on April 9,2013 | 07:42AM
engineersoldier wrote:
If this deranged person had a gun with high capacity magazine, we could have up to 14 people dead, not just wounded. We cannot eliminate folks with mental illnesses but we can and should control gun ownership more strictly.
on April 9,2013 | 08:24AM
Holomua wrote:
There are reports that at least nine people were injured. The guy with the gun injured two. We should pass knife control laws too.
on April 9,2013 | 08:44AM
palani wrote:
Scary stuff, reminiscent of the numerous knifing incidents in China.

Perhaps the TSA should rethink its decision to allow these weapons on airplanes.

on April 9,2013 | 09:53AM
palani wrote:
For details, see:



on April 9,2013 | 10:00AM
palani wrote:
Scary stuff, reminiscent of the numerous knifing incidents in China.

Perhaps the TSA should rethink its plans to allow these kinds of weapons on planes.

on April 9,2013 | 09:57AM
palani wrote:
Scary stuff, reminiscent of the numerous knifing incidents in China.

Perhaps the TSA should rethink its plans to allow these kind of weapons on planes.

on April 9,2013 | 09:59AM
palani wrote:
Sorry for the redundant posts, but the Star-Advertiser robot editor flags words that should not be flagged.
on April 9,2013 | 10:03AM
sponger76 wrote:
I love how people immediately start talking about banning high capacity magazines and/or more gun control. Someone hell-bent on mass destruction could easily get or make a high capacity magazine illegally. Same for the guns themselves. You think someone who has made the decision to hurt/kill a bunch of people is then going to stop and say "Oh wait, I'm going to use something other than a gun because, gosh, that's illegal."
on April 9,2013 | 11:00AM
Mana07 wrote:
We must pass knife control laws immediately!!!!
on April 9,2013 | 11:36AM
IAmSane wrote:
I knew some d-bag was going to post that.
on April 9,2013 | 04:50PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
We need knife control now. This includes background checks and a 3-day waiting period for anyone trying to buy a knife. Unlike guns, there is no Constitutional right to knife ownership.
on April 9,2013 | 01:06PM
palani wrote:
Just wrong. There's nothing specific about guns or knives in the Second Amendment. It refers to "arms". Read it before you post. And it's also helpful to read the thoughts and arguments of the actual authors and founders to understand what they meant by their language.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


on April 9,2013 | 06:20PM
lihingmui wrote:
Knife control needed! Mental health checks and a waiting period before anyone purchases a gun or razor blades. Register razors and knives. No knives or razors allowed in the hands of children until they are at least 16. Maybe 18. And we need mandatory razor and knife safety classes. All razor of knife users must be trained in safe handling, storage and transporting knives and razors.
on April 10,2013 | 08:49AM
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