14 injured in knife attack on Houston-area college campus
CYPRESS, Texas (FoxNews.com) - Over 12 people were stabbed Tuesday on the campus of Lone Star Community College campus in Cypress, Texas, after a male suspect reportedly used a small knife, ran from building to building and randomly attacked individuals along the way.
The conditions of the victims are unclear, but four were taken by life flight for treatment, which indicates severe injuries. Twelve of the victims in all were hospitalized and two refused treatment.
Police got the initial report at 11:15 a.m. A suspect with a knife was reported on the sprawling campus on the Northwest side of Houston and there were reports of multiple stab victims. The school was placed on lockdown. The length of the attack is unclear, but the suspect was reportedly taken down by a student. Police could not immediately verify that report.
Local reports say a student in a classroom used an X-ACTO knife and began to attack fellow students and ran out of the room. Police could not immediately confirm the reports.
One student said the attack sounded like a rock concert and heard someone scream in pain. At that point, students went back into their classrooms, the student said.
Initial reports said there were two suspects, but police say it was likely to be one suspect who ran from different areas during the time of the attack.
"The initial reports said we have two suspects, but what I believe now is it was the same person running from building to building," a police spokesman said at a press conference .
Police are unaware of a motive in the attack.
A different Lone Star system campus was the site of a January shooting. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.