Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings
- Author: Sonia Alvarado May 03, 2017,
May 03, 2017, 0:14
Then he stabbed two more people in the general vicinity, police said.
Emergency personal work outside the scene where a student was fatally stabbed and three were injured on the Univeristy of Texas campus Monday.
"There are no words to describe my sense of loss", Fenves said.
Some of White's former classmates at Killeen High School, near the gates of the Fort Hood Army post in Central Texas, had similar recollections of him.
A police officer saw White walking away from the scene and detained him without incident, Carter said. Investigators said White used a "Bowie-style" hunting knife and calmly walked around the plaza.
After the suspect was apprehended, three other victims were attended to by campus police within a block of where the assailant was arrested.
On social media, police and university leaders sent alerts to the campus community.
"At about 1:49 p.m. this afternoon, UTPD received a call of an individual who had assaulted somebody outside of the Gregory Gym", David Carter, chief of UTPD, said in a joint press conference with Austin PD. White was being questioned by police and charges were likely to come later.
Carter said there was no evidence to suggest a particular motive. His possible motive is under investigation.
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Classes are expected to resume Tuesday.
University spokesperson J.B. Bird said the University is primarily following law enforcement in this situation.
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Campus has now been closed for the day and classes canceled.
However, it is impossible to overlook the fact that he has been accused of targeting fraternity members only a few weeks after frat houses at the University of Texas at Austin were vandalized by an anonymous Antifa group.
The unconfirmed rumor appears in another message: "A girl in West Campus just had a knife to her throat".
Her body was found on April 5, 2016, in Waller Creek near the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a hoodie. The trial for Meechaiel Criner, 18, is scheduled to begin in October.
"About a dozen Austin police units swarmed responded to provide back up and support university police, which is leading the response to the stabbing, University spokeswoman said".
Weiser's killing was the first on the campus since the bell tower mass shooting more than 50 years ago.
The UT Police Department and the Austin Police Department can not confirm the rumors that members of Greek fraternities were being targeted in the attack. Police discovered he had killed his mother and his wife in their homes before going to the campus.
The gunman critically injured a paramedic. In less than two minutes, an officer was on scene.
"It didn't seem real", Garza said in an interview with ABC News on Monday.
Police are still investigating the incident.
"Our prayers go out to those affected", Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, calling the attacks "heinous".