Texas State construction worker pulls large blade, attempts assault

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[Updated at 2:37 p.m., added name, photo, details]

A construction worker pulled a knife on a co-worker this morning on the Texas State University campus, said Mark Hendricks, director of university news at Texas State. Other local news outlets approximate the blade to be between eight to ten inches.

Police are now seeking Aleczandar Yorick Lovern, 29, in connection with the altercation this morning, according to a Texas State press release.

“A construction worker had an altercation with another construction worker and attempted to assault him with a knife. There was a brief scuffle. No one was injured, but he left the scene on foot. People walking on the scene saw him and alerted the University Police Department, and we sent out the alerts to avoid that area of campus, and we were looking for an armed individual with a knife. Subsequently we found out he is believed to be headed to his vehicle parked in an off-campus area ... They do have an ID on him. They’re looking for him, and have not yet to my knowledge made an arrest. We do not believe he is trying to hurt anybody. He is just trying to leave the campus. As far as I know construction continued,” Hendricks said.