CONTINUING UPDATES: Multiple Stabbings Reported on Campus of Houston's Lone Star College
There has been a series of stabbings on the campus of Houston’s Lone Star College. According to initial reports, five people were stabbed in a campus building. We will bring you updates from a news conference set to take place soon.
Lone Star Student: 'We Wish We Could Have Protected Ourselves With Guns'
Update, 3:50p ET: Lone Star student Steven Maida is responsible for tackling the stabbing suspect following Tuesday's shooting. Maida shared a photo of the suspect on Tuesday's Studio B, telling host Shepard Smith that the male seemed calm and was only worried about replacing his hearing aid, which fell out during the incident. Click here to see the photo.
Update, 3:20p ET: Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said there are two victims hospitalized in critical condition at this time, and four in fair condition. He describes the suspect as a white 21-year-old male who is a student at Lone Star College. He refused to identify the exact weapon that was used. Watch the video here.
Update, 2:42p ET: In a strange update, a student provided local reporters with a description of the suspect saying he has curly hair and carries a stuffed monkey around campus.
Update, 2:40p ET: Another student from Lone Star College talks to reporters, saying his reaction to the stabbing that took place on his campus today was to get down on his knees and lead his fellow students in prayer. Watch his remarks here.
Update, 2:25p ET: A local FOX Houston reporter spoke to a student who was in the building at the time of the stabbing. Students huddled into a classroom in order to flee the scene. The student said, "We wish we could have protected ourselves with guns and stuff. We wish that the law would let us carry guns because we’re legal adults, and carry guns on campus to protect ourselves. But so far what we have to rely on is God. We’d love to have God and the law on our side.” Watch the full interview here.
UPDATE, 2:00p ET: Authorities say a suspect is in custody and there is no second suspect. They are still trying to determine a motive and the exact type of weapon that was used. Fourteen people were injured and four were serious enough to be airlifted to the hospital. The campus is on lockdown until the investigation concludes.
UPDATE, 1:54p ET: According to local officials, 14 people were stabbed, 12 of whom have been taken to local hospitals. The severity of their injuries is unknown at this point. A witness told police that he believes a student began attacking classmates with an X-Acto knife. The student then ran out of the classroom and was tackled by authorities. According to a local sheriff, the campus is safe.
UPDATE, 1:33p ET: There may have been as many as 12 people attacked. While one suspect has been arrested, a warning from the school suggests another suspect may still be at large.
Stay tuned to Fox News Channel for updates.