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Everything we Know About the Stabbing on the UT Campus

Three people were injured and one person has died following a stabbing on the University of Texas at Austin’s campus on Monday.

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Shortly before two in the afternoon on Monday, a stabbing incident on the University of Texas at Austin campus ended with one dead, three people injured, and a suspect in custody. Here’s everything that we know:

The suspect was arrested shortly after the incident happened. 

A UT student captured the arrest, which occurred in the lobby of the Jester residence hall, on Snapchat. Two officers brought the suspect to the ground.

The university canceled classes and events for the rest of the day. Provost Maurie McInnis posted a statement on Twitter indicating that there was no ongoing threat to students following the arrest.

Four people were attacked. Three of them suffered what the university described as “serious injuries,” and the fourth died shortly after the attack.

The details here are scarce, but a freshman student who witnessed the attack while waiting for lunch told the Austin American-Statesman that she saw the suspect brandishing a knife that she described as looking “like a small machete.” She told the paper that “he grabbed this guy by the shoulder and stabbed him in the back.” Immediately after that attack, she said, he stabbed another person. According to UTPD, there were a total of four victims, including the one who was killed.

The suspect who was arrested was named Kendrex White.

At a press conference this afternoon, UTPD identified the suspect as Kendrex J. White, 21. We don’t know much else about White, and a Facebook page belonging to someone with that name and approximately the same age, from Killeen, is largely devoid of public information. We’re likely to learn more about White and the time leading up to the attack in the days, weeks, and months to come.

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  • MrProgressive

    There’s still time for the radical right-wing extremists to blame this on Muslims.

    • Janice Skrehart Hooper

      OldBlindBob jumped right in and defended campus carry.

      • OldBlindBob

        You dim bulbs can’t even realize that you’re being ridiculed.

    • JpRAustin

      Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
      Abraham Lincoln

    • Michael Bergsma

      Nobody I know has said that.

      • Jed

        you’re right. they’re too busy making jokes about knife carry laws.

        you people are as disgusting as you are predictable.

        • Michael Bergsma

          I made no such joke.

  • OldBlindBob

    My money is on lefty pudding heads to blame it on campus carry.

    • Spicy Russian Linda

      It was a knife, jackass.

      • OldBlindBob

        Whoosh, pudding head.

  • Di Vo

    So the dildos didn’t work for self defense? That’s so odd.

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    • Asher B. Garber

      Cops took him down. If he had a gun, he could’ve easily murdered more people.

      But I get it. The body isn’t cold yet, and you can’t stop stroking your so-called massive ego.

      • Di Vo

        I just think that a person should have the ability to defend themselves. Evil people will use trucks, knives, hammers, machetes and fists to kill.

        Only a liberal will believe that you can legislate morality. Gun free Chicago is a great example. So keep on trusting laws and depending on others to defend you.

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  • txcharley .

    Where is the outcry from Congress to outlaw knives on campus?

  • Rickey Benson

    I hate to break it to the blow hard socialist faculty and the little Snowflake student body but, in the end, the only person that is ultimately responsible for protecting them is the person that stares back at them in any mirror they care to look into. The police can’t be everywhere. Unfortunately, it takes some amount of time to respond to an alarm. As a result, a student was murdered and several others injured. If the faculty and the Snowflakes don’t choose to be proactive in the defense of themselves, that is fine with me. They can die waiting for a policeman or some good Samaritan to come to their aid while they are being strangled, raped, stabbed, beaten and shot to death. What I object to is the left wing nuts acting to limit another person’s right to protect their own life and the lives of others by limiting their legal right to carry a handgun on campus. I would like to point out that when the police officer drew down on this murderer he knew his own death was imminent if he didn’t follow the officer’s demand that he drop his knife and get on the ground. I am sure his defense will be insanity, but he was sane enough to figure out he was about to meet Jesus if he didn’t follow the police officer’s demands.

    • Jed

      did you just insult a murder victim?

      classy, thanks for the insights.

      • Rickey Benson

        Why no Jed, I didn’t insult any of the victims. I will explain slowly as you appear to be agenda driven and one who has some difficulty with the concept of rational thought. I pointed out the fact that individuals have to take responsibility for their own safety and well being. They can’t rely solely on others to always prevent bad things from happening to them. For many reasons, others aren’t always able to come to their aid. I also pointed out that left wing nuts have the right not to arm themselves, however, they don’t have the right to prevent others from legally exercising their right to carry a concealed handgun in order to protect themselves. This murderer looked for vulnerable victims to attack. When confronted by an armed policemen who was pointing a handgun at him, he was sane enough to put his weapon down and surrender otherwise, he would have been shot and probably killed. If the policeman would have just pointed his finger at him, do you think he would have surrendered? Jed, it appears that your political agenda is way more important than anyone else, other than yourself of course. In other words Jed, everyone appears to be expendable for the sake of your political agenda.

        • liljoentx

          Great explanation, Mr. Benson!

          BTW, I haven’t yet noticed that anyone mentioned the assailant is Black or that this Mental Health Month!

        • Barbara Hanafee

          I just logged onto Facebook solely to give this an up vote. Well said.

    • hrd2handle71

      Well said Rickey!

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  • Claire Lorenz

    My child goes to UT, and she is scared. Since she has been there, two people have been murdered on campus. Not near campus or in downtown Austin, but right where they walk to classes every single day. The University of Texas is not keeping our kids safe.

  • Claire Lorenz

    Since my daughter started UT, two students have been murdered on campus. The University of Texas is not keeping our kids safe.

    • BarksintheCountry

      Get a life. Campuses are, excepting monesteries and nunneries, the safest places on earth, both from killings and (heaven forbid) rape.

      • Claire Lorenz

        Wow. Pretty sure I have a life, but I’ll work on getting one!