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Police Named Pennsylvania Stabbing Suspect

A still image from video footage courtesy WPXI-TV shows stabbing suspect Alex Hribal dressed in a hospital gown after his arraignment with Sheriff’s deputies in Export, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/WPXI-TV

Police announced the name of the 16 year old suspect that  stabbed 22 people at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania as Alex Hribal.

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Captain Rob Liermann of the Murrysville Police Department said that Alex Hribal was taken into police custody.

Hribal faces four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault, and was ordered to face a preliminary hearing in seven to ten days.

He was described by a classmate as a quiet boy who kept to himself.

An FBI agent enters the family home of a suspect after a series of knife attacks at at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An FBI agent enters the family home of a suspect after a series of knife attacks at at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

22 Injured In Pennsylvania School Stabbing

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

After U.S. recorded cases and cases of mass shootings in schools, 22 people were injured in a mass stabbing at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Some victims were in critical condition and four victims were taken to hospitals by medical helicopters.  

The incident started at around 7:13 a.m. (11:13 GMT) on Wednesday when a 16-year-old student went on a stabbing rampage in the school hallways using two “straight knives” of about 8 to 10 inches before he was tackled by assistant principal Sam King.

The attacker stabbed victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces.

A student, Nate Scimio  pulled the fire alarm to warn others.

Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania said that the unidentified sophomore attacker is now in police custody.

Westmoreland County District Attorney, John Peck told a news conference that the suspect would likely be charged as an adult, possibly with aggravated assault and attempted murder, and then his name would then be released.

Police and the FBI were searching the suspect’s home, situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac.

Emergency vehicles are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014, in this still taken from video courtesy of WPXI. (REUTERS/WPXI/Handout via Reuters)

Emergency vehicles are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014, in this still taken from video courtesy of WPXI. (REUTERS/WPXI/Handout via Reuters)