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April 9, 2013 - 11:28 am

Fox reports:

Sheriff’s official says a suspect has been arrested after a stabbing attack at a Houston-area community college campus left 14 people injured, including 12 that required hospitalization. At least a few victims are listed in critical condition.

Lone Star community college’s campus in Cypress posted an alert on its website just before 12 p.m. warning students of two armed suspects and saying one person remains at large. The alert warned people to seek shelter in a secure location.

Alan Bernstein of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office says authorities have one suspect in custody.

A different Lone Star system campus was the site of a January shooting. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.

The assailant was reportedly using an X-acto type knife, and ran down the halls and from building to building, stabbing and slashing as he went. One eye witness interviewed on FNC noted that because the law bans concealed firearm carry on college campuses, the students were defenseless. A student eventually tackled the suspect.

Update: Moments ago on Fox a student said that the alleged attacker has long curly hair and is known around campus for carrying a stuffed monkey around. The student said he was well known around campus. “I don’t think he’s…all there,” she said, implying that he was known for strange behavior.

Will we find out that this attacker was diagnosed with behavioral problems and put on Ritalin or another behavior-altering drug as a child?

Update: A student who witnessed the attack told Fox:

“God protected us in our classroom. 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,” he said.

The Texas legislature has had a bill that would allow concealed carry on campuses, but it has stalled in the state Senate due to Democratic opposition.

Update: USA Today posted this photo of the suspect. He matches the description above, which lends credence to the witness’ account that he was known for strange behavior prior to today.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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This tragedy must not go unanswered; now is the the time for concerted action to register all knives and knife owners. Electric knives, capable of infliction multiple wounds in little time should be banned. If we an prevent just one child from getting nicked or scratched, it will be well worth the effort.
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Oh oh. I have just been corrected by a knife expert. The past tense of sell is sold.
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Oh no! Assault knives! Do we know if he had high capacity knives? Maybe he could have been disarmed when he reloaded his knives?

Just another solid argument to end Gun Free Zones and why my kids are all members of the group supporting Conceal Carry on College Campuses.
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Just think how much better this situation would have turned out if this nutball had a gun, not an Exacto.
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And if there had one person with a permitted concealed firearm, he would have been stopped before stabbing fourteen people. If it had not been a gun-free zone, he might not have tried it in the first place.
1 year ago
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Isn't this the same college where a student shot another student for pushing or bumping him a while back? Where's anger management when you need it?
1 year ago
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Ban baseball bats before it's too late! Dangerous weapons have no place on the ball field!
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Clearly, the only way we will ever truly be safe is if we confiscate and destroy all human beings.

/sarc
1 year ago
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Wow! CNN and MSNBC (internet sites, haven't checked television news) have actually reported on this story but no mention of registering all knives yet!!!!
1 year ago
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I have enough gun-rights comments to feel free to say: if the attacker, apparenty a student, had had a firearm, we'd probably have several deaths to worry about.
It does not validate the gun-grabbing agenda to acknowledge that a pistol is more effective in a crime like this than a knife, especially a scalpel-like knife.
This sounds like a bizarre reaction during a dissection class, although there are many possibilities. This attacker may be the genuine psychotic (not psychopathic) person for whom insanity laws exist. We will need to know more before reaching conclusions, of course.
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But the lower lethality isn't the point. We are being sold gun control as means to keep us safe. Clearly, we are not safe even when guns aren't involved. This man managed to rack up quite a body count with a knife. If we could wave our wands and make the guns disappear tomorrow, this attack would not have been stopped and these people would not have been safe and clearly never were.

So much for the left's presumptions about gun control and making us safer.
1 year ago
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Probably another anti-depressant user.
1 year ago
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This tragedy must not go unanswered; now is the the time for concerted action to register all knives and knife owners. Electric knives, capable of infliction multiple wounds in little time should be banned. If we an prevent just one child from getting nicked or scratched, it will be well worth the effort.
1 year ago
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I bet it was one of those knives that flip in and out of the handle...sabers or assegais I think they call them. They should not be soled without a background check, whatever that means.
1 year ago
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Oh oh. I have just been corrected by a knife expert. The past tense of sell is sold.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Oh no! Assault knives! Do we know if he had high capacity knives? Maybe he could have been disarmed when he reloaded his knives?

Just another solid argument to end Gun Free Zones and why my kids are all members of the group supporting Conceal Carry on College Campuses.
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