The man allegedly behind the stabbings at Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Tex., on Tuesday told police that he has fantasized about stabbing people since he was in elementary school.
Dylan Quick, 20, allegedly went through the college campus with a razor-type knife, stabbing at least 14 students. The attack began around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Health Sciences building. No one was killed. Two were critically injured, but are listed in good condition as of Wednesday.
Quick told the Harris County Sheriff’s office that the only reason he stopped slashing people was because his blade had broken.
Charged with three counts of aggravated assault, Quick is being held on $300,000 bail.
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"The defendant gave a videotaped confession, admitting he stabbed complainants multiple times with an exacto knife because of his fantasy to kill people," read an overnight judge, KTRK reported.
The stabbings were random, as the attacker raced down a busy school corridor slashed students, reaching for the face and neck.
Witness Michael Chalfan told KHOU, "He had a sinister look on his face, kind of like a smile and a satisfaction grin."
20-year-old Diante Cotton said he was in the cafeteria when a girl clutching her neck came in shouting, “He’s stabbing people! He’s stabbing people!”
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The campus sent out an emergency alert telling students and faculty to avoid the area, as victims ran from the assailant. One witness said a female victim, “still had a blade stick out of her cheek.”
As the attacked attempted to make his way to another building, ex-Marine and student at Lone Star, Eric Bertrand, sprinted after Quick. Along with three other students, he was able to subdue Quick.
"Soon as he hit the ground, he put his hands up and he said, 'I give up! I give up!'" Bertrand recalled.
Harris County Sherriff Adrian Garcia said that when the emergency was reported to the department they learned "students or faculty were actively responding to work to subdue this individual."
"So we're proud of those folks, but we're glad no one else is injured any more severely than they are," Garcia said.
Quick has been placed in a mental hospital pending evaluation. With more charges likely on the way, he is scheduled to be in court Thursday.
12 of the 14 students injured were taken to local hospitals.
Classes resumed Wednesday at Lone Star Community College.