Nurse killed in stabbing spree at Texas hospital

Longview police officers comb the area across the road from Good Shepherd Medical Center after a early morning fatal stabbing at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Longview, Texas.

A nurse was killed and four others injured when a man with a knife went on a stabbing rampage on Tuesday at a Texas hospital.

AUSTIN, Texas — A nurse died and four people were injured Tuesday in a stabbing attack at an East Texas medical complex, which a hospital official called isolated.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the knife attack, which happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

Gregg County Jail booking records show Kyron Rayshawn Templeton of Longview is also accused of four counts of aggravated assault. His bond has been set at $2.6 million.

Longview Police Officer Kristie Brian had no immediate information on charges or a possible motive for the stabbings.

The name of the nurse who died and further details on her duties were not immediately released.

"The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning," said Steve Altmiller, president and chief executive officer of the Good Shepherd Health System.

A visitor who was stabbed is in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Victoria Ashworth said, while two other visitors and a hospital worker were in good condition. Their names also weren't released.

"All of the victims were taken to the emergency center for assessment and treatment," Altmiller said. "This was an isolated incident that was diligently handled by the Longview Police Department and our Good Shepherd response team."

Altmiller and Longview police spokeswoman Kristie Brian say Templeton was at the hospital with his mother when he went on a knife-slashing rampage.

Templeton fled on foot but was caught and arrested nearby, unhurt.

Good Shepherd Medical Center is a 425-bed acute-care hospital about 120 miles southeast of Dallas.

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