Just after 9 a.m. today, a former student stormed a cafe on the campus of his alma mater with a machete in hand and bag full of knives. As terrified diners sat paralyzed in their seats, he shouted six sickening words before going to each student and asking them one specific question in determining who his victims would be.
Officers have surrounded Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky after classes were immediately canceled and staff remains on high alert. Although officers have the suspect in custody, there still remains a lot the be concerned about given the details of this attack.
According to local news source Lex18, police said the lone attacker entered Jazzman’s Cafe this morning, prepared for a bloodbath. The assailant’s name has not been released but was identified as a former student of the school. As he stormed the coffee shop, he shouted, “The day of reckoning is here!” as terrified students began to flee, but others weren’t so lucky to get out in time.
As police work to determine why this student set out to kill others on his former campus, witnesses have provided some valuable insight into his motive.
“He asked the first girl if she was a Democrat or a Republican. She said Republican. He said okay, then asked some other girl,” Michael Soder told the news station, after witnessing the attack but got out of the cafe. “By that time, some of my friends were running out and yelling for us to leave, and I tried to stay behind to see if — I mean I didn’t know what to do, I wanted to help, but I knew I should get out of there.”
Campus attack at Transy. Police say stay away from area. Student attacked with a knife. pic.twitter.com/laRG8WUK8T
— Leigh Searcy (@LSearcLex) Abril 28, 2017
Another witness, Tristan Reynolds, said there were about 30-40 people in the coffee shop this morning with the attacker came in with his knives and an apparent vengeance. “A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said ‘the day of reckoning has come,’” she explained, according to Lexington Herald-Leader.
“He then pulled out the machete and attacked a female student, according to police. She was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” Lex18 reported. “We started to scatter and then very, very quickly campus security was getting everybody sheltered and secure,” Reynolds added. “They were very on it.”
Campus police were quick to action to detain this enraged machete man. It’s because of their immediate response that the attacker was subdued before injuring more people. Although there were no fatalities and few injuries, many frightened students are dealing with emotional injuries from being threatened by this attacker or witnessing his wrath.
“Classes on Transylvania’s campus are canceled Friday. However, counselors are available to help students as they process the traumatic event,” the local report continued. “Several Fayette County schools were on heightened alert. Sayre School was also on lockdown. Area roads were blocked as police continued the investigation.”
— Kelsey Borza (@KelseyBorza) Abril 28, 2017
It’s only a matter of time before the liberal media decides to report this terroristic incident only with the slant that he attacked Democrats based on his question. However, there was no official indication of what political parties the cut victim(s) said they affiliated with. Considering that his motive appeared to be political, it makes this man a terrorist by definition and will be the only terrorist attack that the left is willing to call it that from the start.