UT STABBING: What campus is saying about incident and safety alerts

5:51 p.m Monday, May 1, 2017 Local
Tamir Kalifa/American-Statesman Staff

One person is dead and three others were injured after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon, according to emergency services.  University police said they have a suspect in custody and the public is not in immediate danger.

A witness describes what she saw when a stabbing occurred at the University of Texas on Monday, May 1, 2017. One person is dead and three others have been taken to the hospital after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus Monda

On social media, photos, videos and reports began to circulate immediately.

Many comments expressed displeasure the speed at which the university notified those on campus:

University officials sent messages to those on its emergency alert lists by shortly after 2 p.m., according to the American-Statesman’s Julie Chang:

The Statesman’s Mark D. Wilson was live from the scene: 

Around 4 p.m., Facebook activated its safety check settings for the incident:

Later, a non-credible bomb threat resulted in the evacuation from some campus buildings shortly after the stabbings, causing students to worry more about their safety:

Many  students, who were students when UT student Haruka Weiser died a year ago, commented on the violent acts they have witnessed since starting school:

UT head football coach Tom Herman tweeted his sympathies for the students later Monday, as did Texas women's basketball coach Karen Aston:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his condolences for the victim and the university, as did Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick:

Actor and Austinite Elijah Wood tweeted his sympathies late Monday as well.

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