Several Stabbed At Lone Star College; Life Flight Assists
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) At least five people were stabbed at Lone Star College Tuesday. Authorities fear that there could be additional victims.
Cy-Fair volunteer firefighters were called out to a stabbing at Lone Star College, located on Barker Cypress Road, about 11 a.m. According to officials, one of the victims was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital by helicopter. The conditions of the other victims were not released at the time of this report. The school’s campus was placed on lock down status as authorities assessed the situation.
Several details surrounding the stabbing were not released at the time of this report, including if the victims were students, staff or both.
Some of the victims of Tuesday’s stabbing had critical injuries. In addition to Life Flight called to assist, several ambulances were also called to help transport those who were wounded.
The following is a timeline of events as they unfolded; officials continued their investigation on the case throughout Tuesday.
***12:00 p.m. CST***
According to the Associated Press, one person was in custody for the stabbings.
***1:00 p.m. CST***
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, commanders confirmed that at least 11 people were wounded in a stabbing on the campus of Lone Star College Tuesday morning. “At least four were transported by Life Flight. A suspect is in custody. The campus is on lock down. A long, extensive investigation on this sprawling campus is being conducted,” stated officials with the HCSO.
***1:11 p.m. CST***
“Emergency medical personnel have now confirmed at least 14 people were wounded in the stabbing in which a suspect was detained [Tuesday] morning [at Lone Star College]. Sheriff’s Office officials say the suspect was apprehended by college police. The campus lock down continues, as does the investigation,” stated officials from the HCSO. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and the college chancellor are expected to make a statement in regards to Tuesday’s stabbings.
***2:15 p.m CST*** Sheriff Adrian Garcia of Harris County, and Rand Key, Senior Vice Chancellor of the Lone Star System hold press conference about stabbings