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14 People Wounded After Vicious Stabbing Rampage at Texas College

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At least 14 people were wounded earlier today after a disgruntled student went on a wild-eyed stabbing attack at a Texas community college.

According to reports, the stabbings occurred just before noon on the campus of Lone Star Community College. Authorities say that at least 12 people were transported to local hospitals, four of which by helicopter due to the severity of their injuries.

Officers were dispatched to the campus in response to reports of a male “on the loose” stabbing people. “Some of the details in the call slip did indicate that students or faculty were actively responding to work to subdue this individual,” said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. “So we’re proud of those folks, but we’re glad no one else is injured any more severely than they are.”

There was some initial confusion regarding just how many assailants were actually on the school grounds stabbing people, and for a short time, Lone Star officials were urging people to be on the lookout for a second suspect. However, it was later confirmed that only one person was responsible for the stabbings.

A hospital spokesperson says that two of the victims are in critical condition while several others are being treated for moderate injuries.

So far, there is no information regarding the identity of the suspect other than he is 21-year-old and enrolled at the school.

Authorities say that the suspect has been detained and an investigation into the motive behind this apparent random act of violence is currently underway.

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