A student allegedly attacked four other students with a hunting knife — killing one — on Monday afternoon at the University of Texas at Austin.
According to People, Kendrex J. White, 21, stabbed the four a little before 2 p.m. on campus. The injured victims are all 20 or 21 years old. The one who died has not been identified. A motive has not yet been found.
“This breaks my heart to have to announce this, that any of our students are touched by tragedy,” Greg Fenves, the university’s president said at a news conference. “We’re going to actively investigate this.”
White was quickly taken into custody on campus and is being questioned, according to the report. He has not yet been charged.
David Carter, the school’s police chief stated that the man calmly attacked the four students on the campus plaza.
“He [White] walked a little ways, stabbed someone, and then walked a little ways and stabbed another,” Carter said. “There’s no reason to believe these individuals are connected [at this time].”
A student told People about the chaos she observed.
“I was sitting at the picnic tables outside [the gym],” said Shamika Kurian, a 19-year-old freshman. “I was sitting with my friends and then all of a sudden we hear screaming and someone told us to run — and I saw the area and people running away from the stabbing, and then I just ran.”
She said tried not to look because she said it was very traumatic.