14 People Hurt In Stabbing Incident At Houston-Area College Campus
By Eyder Peralta
At least 14 people are injured after a stabbing incident at a Houston-area college.
The Lone Star College System put its Cy-Fair campus on lockdown on Tuesday following the stabbing. One suspect was apprehended.
Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that medical personnel said 14 people were "wounded in the stabbing in which a suspect was detained this morning."
Harris County Sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein told CNN, however, that it was unclear whether all of those people were stabbed or were hurt in the process of leaving the scene.
The college said four of the victims were "transported by life-flight."
KHOU spoke to a witness who said "there were two guys running down the hallway and randomly stabbing students in the Health and Science Center. Other students rushed to help the victims until emergency crews arrived. One was 'bleeding profusely,' according to the witness."
Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office, said during a televised press conference that at least 11 people were stabbed. Four of those were taken to a hospital by helicopter.
Gilliland said how those people were stabbed was unclear. He said there were reports of a knife, but also that the suspect was stabbing students with a pencil.
Gilliland said one suspect was wrestled to the ground by a student before authorities made it to the campus.