Woman stabs several people in random attacks in downtown Austin, chief says

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A woman had just gotten out of a car with friends in downtown Austin on Thursday night and was heading toward Sixth Street when Austin police say a homeless woman approached her and stabbed her in the back of the head.

The attack was one of several that happened in the area within a 30-minute time span before police arrested a suspect, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Friday. Authorities believe the same woman randomly stabbed at least four people. One victim’s wounds are serious; none of the victims’ injuries are life-threatening.