The attacker stabbed women.
He is long-haired, white, deaf, an enrolled student, and carries around a stuffed animal toy, reportedly a monkey. His first name is said to be "Dylan." The suspect, Dylan Quick, 20, was later charged.
Multiple people were injured in a stabbing incident today at a Houston-area college, prompting officials to urge students to take shelter, the school said.
At least 14 people were injured in the incident at Lone Star College's CyFair campus in Cypress, Texas, according to CNN affiliates KHOU, KTRK and KPRC, Fox News, and other sources.
Authorities have detained one suspect, the school said in a statement.
"There are multiple injuries and conflicting reports on the total number of victims and severity of injuries," the school's statement said. "We an confirm that several people have been transported to area hospitals."
Four were serious, two critical. Two individuals refused treatment.
There is no motive known.
The timing is intriguing, considering the attempts to restriction gun purchases without background checks and limiting ammunition magazine volumes. Stabbings have traditionally been a problem in China.
I was just preparing to write that the annual heightened "danger zone" of school/college violence of late April, which occurs following an active fall, is almost upon us.
(Also, in a "name game" coincidence, on this very morning, on Twitter, I published an image I had just taken in southern Illinois of a cypress tree and its enigmatic knees, strangely blurry in the photo near a Bucky Fuller dome.)
"He knocked on the doors and as they were opened he just fired a shot," said one. Reuters reports that his mother was among the dead. The man and his wife were both severely injured by the shootings; officials say the motive is unclear. The suspect had lost his job last year and fought as a Serb volunteer soldier in the war in Croatia in 1992, the police chief said. Villagers said Bogdanovic fought in Vukovar, the eastern Croatian town that was destroyed in a massive Serbian-led army offensive, the scene of the worst bloodshed during Croatia's 1991-95 war for independence.