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03 Jan 2020 | 10:14 AM UTC

US: Stabbing in Austin (Texas state) leaves one dead, several wounded January 3

One person killed and several wounded in stabbing attack in Austin (Texas state) on January 3; suspect in custody

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Event

One person was killed, and several others were wounded in a stabbing attack in Austin (Texas state) in the morning (local time) on Friday, January 3. The attack reportedly took place on the 500 block of South Congress Avenue. According to Austin police, the suspect is in custody as of 10:30 on Friday and investigations are ongoing.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.  

Advice

Individuals in Austin are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.