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USA: Students recount details of stabbing at University of Texas 02:42

USA: Students recount details of stabbing at University of Texas

United States, Texas
May 2, 2017 at 03:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Students described how a man stabbed four people at the University of Texas campus in Austin earlier in the day, Monday.

One student said that a man sitting at a picnic table first "slammed a really long knife on the table" and then "quietly sat up and stabbed a guy in the neck area behind him". He then approached someone else and "stabbed him in the lower back kidney region," and later stabbed two more people near the Gregory Gym.

The student told that, after the attacker was arrested, a bomb threat was launched in the campus' communications building and a banner reading "Tuition pays for bombs" was seen hanging from a sky bridge. According to another student, the threat was made by "someone named the UT Vandals."

The attacks were carried out at 13:45 local time (18:45 GMT) and led the university to be put on lockdown. One of the four victims has died, while the other three have reportedly suffered severe injuries. The suspect is still in custody at the time of writing.

USA: Students recount details of stabbing at University of Texas 02:42
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Students described how a man stabbed four people at the University of Texas campus in Austin earlier in the day, Monday.

One student said that a man sitting at a picnic table first "slammed a really long knife on the table" and then "quietly sat up and stabbed a guy in the neck area behind him". He then approached someone else and "stabbed him in the lower back kidney region," and later stabbed two more people near the Gregory Gym.

The student told that, after the attacker was arrested, a bomb threat was launched in the campus' communications building and a banner reading "Tuition pays for bombs" was seen hanging from a sky bridge. According to another student, the threat was made by "someone named the UT Vandals."

The attacks were carried out at 13:45 local time (18:45 GMT) and led the university to be put on lockdown. One of the four victims has died, while the other three have reportedly suffered severe injuries. The suspect is still in custody at the time of writing.

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