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Horrific Texas college stabbing leaves several injured

Posted at 2:07 PM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 16:00:54-04

Texas Stabbing

(CNN) — Multiple people were injured in a stabbing incident Tuesday morning at a Houston-area college, prompting officials to urge students to take shelter, the school said.

At least 12 people and as many as 14 have been injured in the incident at Lone Star College’s CyFair campus in Cypress, according to CNN affiliates KHOU, KTRK and KPRC, who are citing authorities.

Authorities have detained one suspect, and another might be at large, the school said in a statement.

“There are multiple injuries and conflicting reports on the total number of victims and severity of injuries,” the school’s statement said. “We can confirm that several people have been transported to area hospitals.”

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one suspect has been detained. Earlier, the sheriff’s office said at least one person was stabbed at the college.

Details about what led to the incident weren’t immediately released.

“Stay away from the area. Seek shelter in a secure location until the incident is resolved,” the school posted on its website.

Tuesday’s incident comes more than two months after three people were wounded in a shooting at a different Lone Star College campus — the North Harris campus in Houston.