According to UT-Austin’s student newspaper, The Tab, Student Body President Kim Binna confirmed that a fast-thinking student with a concealed carry weapon was able to get a handle on the situation—and stop the knife attack—in the critical minutes before police could arrive.
The suspect, 20-year-old African-American student Kendrex J. White, was arrested on the scene and has since been charged with the murder of Harrison Brown, 19. He’ll likely face additional charges for his other three victims as more facts emerge about the case.
A student, named only as Alyson G., gave an eyewitness account over social media of the unfolding scene:
“Me and Brandon were eating at Chilantro’s truck at a long picnic table. Then at the end of the table some guy comes up in a bandana and stabs the knife into the table and looks all of us in the eye. I thought it was just some theatrical stunt or something. He pulls the knife out without saying anything and turns around to slash some guy in the back of the neck. The slash victim grabs the back of his neck and yells (people look at him and I await some sort of ‘gotcha’ statement). But then… The attackers walks to another guy and stabs him in like the kidney region in his back. Some guy yells run and we all bolt to McComb’s.”
According to another eyewitness, White may have been targeting fraternity and sorority members, explaining on social media: “A girl in West Campus just had a knife to her throat. She was wearing a sweatshirt and was asked to remove it to check for letters. She luckily wasn’t wearing them and was let go.”
University of Texas fraternities had, in recent weeks, been targeted with threats and graffiti by vandals associated with violent leftwing group, Antifa. It’s unclear whether White’s attack was related to those threats, or if he was a member of Antifa.
The student who saved the day has not yet been identified—but if eyewitness reports are true, the entire University of Texas community owes him a big thank you for helping save countless lives on campus.
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Originally published by Trump Train News.