Breaking now, at least 14 stabbed at Lone Star College, near Houston, four or more taken away for emergency treatment. No real details. Yes, knives can wound, like guns--but a lot less lethal. We'll see how this turns out. "The college's business office said the Cy-Fair campus has been locked down. Harris County sheriff's deputies said a suspect was taken into custody, but information about that person has not been released." UPDATE #1 Not known if victims were students or staff. Three were shot earlier this year at the school's other campus. UPDATE #2 "Deputies said the victims appeared to be randomly targeted. Harris County sheriff's deputies said a 21-year-old suspect, a current student at the college, was taken into custody. Deputies previously said they were searching for a second suspect, but investigators said they believe a single suspect was running from building to building. Investigators said a student tackled the suspect and that helped them capture the man."
UPDATE #3 Many new details, suspect charged, still no motive. May have used box cutter or X-acto knife.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This Time: Mass Stabbing, Not Shooting
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