Police search for armed attacker at Texas State University

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by KVUE NEWS

kens5.com

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM

SAN MARCOS, Texas --Police at Texas State University in San Marcos are looking for a man who they say attacked two employees on campus Friday evening.

Investigators say Pablo Franco assaulted two custodial workers with a knife. According to an email blast from university administrators to faculty and staff, the employees were walking from Harris Dining Hall to the Child Development Center on west campus.

Police say Franco assaulted one victim with his fists and feet and pulled the victims hair. He then held a knife to the victim's neck and attempted to force her into his SUV.

Both the victims managed to escape, and police say Franco left in a Green Yukon SUV with paper license plates.

On Saturday, students who received the email said they were shocked to hear an assault happened on campus.

"I was eating breakfast and I was like 'oh jeez,'" freshmen Ericha Stephens said about when she received the email.  "It is not like they were on the outskirts of campus, they were in the middle of it."

"It is pretty bizarre to get the email this morning and go 'wow, that makes me nervous about walking,'" freshman Rachel Douglas said.
 

Investigators say Franco is armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact University Police at (512) 245-2805.

Texas State police have not released a sketch or a physical description of the suspect.

 

 

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