Texas University stabbing: At least one dead and several injured after campus attack in Austin

At least one victim is in critical condition

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The Independent US

At least one person has been killed and three more possibly seriously injured following a mass stabbing and assault on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Police took one person into custody after the stabbing and warned students and the public via social media channels to stay away from the area. The Austin Police force and the University of Texas at Austin Police Department worked together to respond to the incident.

Local emergency responders said that there were three victims who came in as patients and that one of them was in critical condition, local media reported.

Confirmed details about the suspect and their motive were not immediately available after police took them into custody. 

Students in the nearby Gregory Gym were reportedly evacuated for their safety, according to reports from local news organisations. No further threat to campus safety were reported, the University of Austin Police Department said via Twitter.

The university’s campus is loaded just streets from downtown Austin and the Texas capitol building. The school is one of the largest universities in the United States.