UT stabbing linked to mental health, not targeted attack, sources say

He is an active member of the Black Health Professionals Organization student group on campus, said Melody Adindu, the group's new president. He also added that the stabbing attack does not appear to be part of a larger assault. The three others were then attacked, one while sitting at a picnic table.

Originally, UTPD said the initial 911 call came in at 1:50 p.m., but Carter clarified Tuesday that the actual call was received at 1:46 p.m. and an officer arrived at the scene at 1:48 p.m. The president met with Brown's family Tuesday morning.

Crawford said White was deeply involved in the organization and was at every meeting.

White is charged with murder in the death of Harrison Brown.

The student newspaper, the Daily Texan, reported that the university had canceled classes and events for the rest of Monday as the investigation continued. Fenves said the university has focused in the a year ago on improving campus safety and has increased patrols, but "clearly, there's work to do".

Authorities say White then stopped the interview by saying quote, "if I did something I don't' remember then I want to be told'. I just started running as fast as I could".

When officers asked if he was hearing voices in his head, he said "that his mind told him to, 'tell the truth and withhold any action that he did because it really didn't happen, '" the affidavit said.

"Police were resuscitating a victim".

As police continued to gather evidence, he said he still feels safe. He also wrote that he understood students' and parents' frustrations over the time it had taken for the university to notify them about the attack, and pledged to provide information more quickly in the future. "I just see everybody in a panic, in a frenzy, running away, and I look over towards the Gregory Gym area and I just see somebody like passed out on the floor, covered in blood", eyewitness Bryan Ramirez said.

The three surviving victims were taken to the hospital.

KVUE-TV reports that Austin police had one person - identified as Kendrex White - in custody after the Monday afternoon stabbing. "This was not a person who had a vendetta against any particular group", UT Police Chief David Carter said. "I thought they were joking with each other, until I turned around and saw a guy ... holding a small machete-type thing".

There are no words to describe my sense of loss.

The student who was killed, Harrison Brown, died at the scene near the Austin university's campus gym after allegedly being stabbed by White.

In another message, Fenves urged students and staff to support the victims and reassured them that there were no ongoing threats on campus.

"There is a great deal of fear on campus and in our community".

"There are a lot of unanswered questions at this time-and our students are concerned", says Fenves.

Vanessa Coleman

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