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University of Texas stabbings suspect had mental health issues

Authorities say the man suspected of fatally stabbing one student and wounding three others at the University of Texas was suffering from mental health troubles.

University Police Chief David Carter says that 21-year-old Kendrex J. White was recently involuntarily committed in another city. White was enrolled at the Austin campus.

Carter says the suspect was "obviously" suffering from some kind of mental difficulties. He did not elaborate.

University of Texas president Greg Fenves said Tuesday that two of the students wounded in the attack have been treated and released from hospitals while a third remains hospitalized.

Fenves said the student who was fatally stabbed was a freshman named Harrison Brown. He says Brown was a talented musician who had not yet decided on a major.

The attack happened Monday in the middle of campus.

A man is arrested after a fatal stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, Monday, May 1, 2017. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS