One injured in stabbing near UT campus

A disturbance on Whitis Avenue at 21st Street ended in a stabbing on May 23, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Kylie McGivern)
A disturbance on Whitis Avenue at 21st Street ended in a stabbing on May 23, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Kylie McGivern)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was stabbed Monday afternoon near the southwest corner of the University of Texas campus.

Police were called to the intersection of Whitis Avenue and W. 21st Street at 1:03 p.m. A husband was driving his wife, seated in the front passenger seat, when a male friend in the backseat stabbed the driver in the neck. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect in the backseat, a friend of the couple, is not in custody.

The three are not UT students and only pulled over in the area to continue an argument they were having. Austin police say there is no threat to the community.

UT Austin police are looking for the suspect, described as a 30-year-old black male, 290 lbs. and of large build. Police say he has dreads, brown eyes and was wearing a blue tank top, gray shorts and a do-rag. Call 911 if you see the suspect.

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