20-year-old student, Kendrex J. White of University of Texas- Austin campus is suspected of committing multiple stabbings that resulted in one dead and three injured.
As reported by UT Police Chief David Carter, White has been captured and has been put in custody. “Suspect is in custody according to @Austin_Police”
The Austin American Statesman report indicates that the police received a phone call about a man stabbing individuals near Gregory gym. When the police reached the scene, they identified White, who was seen wielding a “large, bowie-style hunting knife.” The officers ordered White to drop his weapon and drop to the ground, which White complied with almost immediately.
White was a biology major in the College of Natural Science and was removed from the school’s student directory following the attack. The motives behind White’s act are yet known. Whereas, the 25 students that had witnessed the attack are to be interviewed.
Chis Crawford, a senior in White’s college said that he worked with White at Real Role Models, an organization where students provide service & mentorship.
A series of tweets came, following the attack.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) May 1, 2017
Many tweeted in memory of Harrison Brown, a UT student who lost his life in the attack.
Graham Independent School District tweeted, “The news of Harrison Brown’s (GHS Class of 2016) passing is heartbreaking. There are no words adequate enough to express the sorrow felt by Graham ISD and the community of Graham for this loss. Harrison was an inspiration to everyone around him.
We were Blessed and honored to have known him.for Kurt and Lori Brown, John and Allie Brown and family, we pray the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, will help you through this difficult time. Counselors and youth ministers will be at the high school tomorrow and available for our students.”