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1 dead, 3 injured in stabbing at University of Texas; suspect in custody

By Roberto Villalpando, Nolan Hicks, Mark D. Wilson, Tony Plohetski and Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
Tribune News

AUSTIN, Texas _ One person is dead and three others have been taken to the hospital after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus Monday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

University police said they have a suspect in custody, and the public is not in any immediate threat.

Around 1:46 p.m. CDT, emergency officials first responded to the stabbing near Gregory Gym.

EMS reported that they have taken three people with potentially serious injuries to University Medical Center Brackenridge.

About a dozen Austin police units swarmed responded to provide back up and support university police, which is leading the response to the stabbing, said spokeswoman Amanda Cole.

The incident comes about 13 months after the slaying of Haruka Weiser, 18, a freshman theater and dance student from Portland, Ore., whose body was found April 5, 2016, on the bank of Waller Creek near the UT alumni center. She had been strangled and sexually assaulted, authorities say.

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