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University of Texas Austin Stabbing Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Hurt

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Students wait near the scene after a fatal stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus Monday, May, 1, 2017. (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

By    |   Monday, 01 May 2017 05:20 PM

A suspect is in custody after a stabbing at the University of Texas at Austin that left one person dead and three injured.

The attack was first reported to police at 1:46 p.m. local time, and emergency personnel responded near the Gregory Gym, the Austin American-Statesman reported. University police said the public is not in danger from this incident and asked them to avoid the area.

A tweet from UT Austin said classes and events would be canceled on Monday but that “there is no ongoing threat on campus.” The cancellations appeared to be because of the investigation taking place, which limited access to some parts of the campus.

Another tweet from the student newspaper showed police arresting the suspect after the stabbing.

Fox News reported two victims were stabbed and a third was assaulted in the incident.

There were no reports about why the stabbing occurred. Austin police are assisting UT police in the investigation.

In a separate incident, a bomb threat was reported at the university's Belo Center for New Media, which led to an evacuation. A sign reading "Tuition Pays for Bombs" was draped across the building’s sky bridge, but was immediately removed. The building is now open and not on lockdown, the Statesman reported.The incidents have made some students feel unsafe on campus

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The University is only a few blocks from downtown Austin and the Texas Capitol Building. It is one of the largest universities in the U.S.

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