After Stabbing Four at La. Tech, Suspect Now in Custody
In what would appear a complete random act of violence, four people have been injured on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
In a story from the Louisiana Radio Network, we learn that the suspect in a multiple-stabbing, 23-year-old Jacoby Johnson of Rayville is in custody after yesterday morning's brutal stabbings on the campus of Louisiana Tech.
Officials report there were at least four people stabbed by the suspect. Three were reported to have been airlifted to the hospital due to the severity of their injuries.
A message, sent to students and faculty via Louisiana Tech's "Emergency Notification System" stated that the reported incidents took place on the school's campus at the Lambright Intramural Sports and Wellness Center.
The story from LRN states that:
Louisiana Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes told Ruston Daily Leader the attack was random. One of the four victims is in critical condition. Two other victims are in serious but stable condition. One victim is a graduate student and the other three are non-students.
KTBS has reported that Johnson was charged with four counts of attempted second-degree murder. That story also highlights that the Lambright Center remains closed. All other campus operations are normal.
“In the wake of this unsettling incident, our hearts go out to those impacted most directly,” Louisiana Tech President Les Guice said. “Our immediate focus is on those affected by today's violence. While we're grateful for the timely care being provided to the victims, we understand the shock and worry that may linger on campus and in the community. The University will continue to make safety a priority. Please know that you can and should be willing to give and receive compassion and support as needed during this time. I encourage you to rely on the bonds of the Tech community as we grieve and heal.”
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