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Article published April 9, 2013
Officials: At least 14 hurt in Texas stabbings
By The Associated Press
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. 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. 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.