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14 stabbed by college student: 'He dresses weird' says classmate

A college student allegedly stabbed 14 people, at least 12 of whom were transported to area hospitals, including four taken by helicopter.

A college student took this picture of the alleged attacker as he was being taken into custody. Officials say he stabbed 14 people at the CyFair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Michael Chalfan / AP

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A male student went on a stabbing spree at a community college in northwest Houston on Tuesday, injuring at least 14 people, two of them critically, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said. The campus was sealed off.

Garcia said at a press conference that an emergency call came in at 11:12 a.m. local time: "Male on the loose stabbing people."

A 21-year-old male, a student at Lone Star College near Houston, was detained. Police did not release his name. Garcia declined to say what type of weapon the man used, although the injuries were mostly lacerations.

The campus, part of a Houston-area community college network, was on lockdown and being methodically searched by police.

"This is a sprawling campus," Harris County Sheriff's Department spokesman Alan Bernstein said on CNN. "It will take a long time to get through all these buildings, to interview everybody."

The suspect is believed to have acted alone, Garcia said. Earlier in the day, police had said they were searching for a possible second suspect.

Of the 14 injured, two were in critical condition, four in fair condition and eight others had minor injuries, Garcia said.

Garcia said that students and faculty quickly responded to subdue the suspect.


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