Austin Stabbing Attack Suspect Arrested
At least one person died after four people were injured in a stabbing attack in downtown Austin Friday morning.
Austin-Travis County EMS says this happened on the 500 block of South Congress Avenue near West Riverside Drive around 8:12 a.m.
I’m told that incident began w/ despondent man who was detained by civilians. He then ran inside business and started stabbing.
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) January 3, 2020
a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man in his 50s was taken to a hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, and two other people are being treated for injuries at the scene.
As of 8:28 a.m., medics were performing CPR on two patients.
Authorities said they believe the stabbing was a random attack. It happened at a business in a shopping center in the area.
Photos from the stabbing show medics and police officials outside of Freebirds World Burrito.
UPDATE3 500blk S Congress Ave: No additional transports have occurred at this point. 2 patients remain on scene, 1 with continued CPR in progress. More information to follow.
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) January 3, 2020
Authorities said the incident started when a despondent man was detained by people in the shopping center.
Austin Stabbing Attack Downtown
The man then ran inside a business and started stabbing, authorities said. He then got on the roof of a building and jumped off. The man is in critical condition, authorities said.
Medics said at 8:38 a.m. that a man described as being in his 20s had been pronounced dead.
Two men, one described as being in his 50s and one described as being in his 20s, are being hospitalized with possibly life-threatening injuries, medics said.
Austin Stabbing Attack Suspect
The suspect is in custody. At this time, no other known suspects are outstanding. More information to follow when available. https://twitter.com/Austin_Police/status/1213107091453480964 …
Suspect is in custody. At this time, no other known suspects are outstanding. More information to follow when available. https://t.co/8pL9ioG5DI
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) January 3, 2020