Cops: Texas Suspect Fantasized About Stabbing Spree

Students describe how they stopped rampage

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 10, 2013 1:04 AM CDT | Updated Apr 10, 2013 3:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Texas student accused of stabbing 14 classmates had planned the rampage for a long time and fantasized about stabbing people for years, police say. The suspect—identified as 20-year-old Dylan Quick—has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and more charges may follow over the rampage at Lone Star college in suburban Houston, ABC reports. Two victims remain in critical condition, the AP reports.

Students have described how they moved to stop the suspect after he started stabbing people at random with what police describe as a "razor-style" knife, the Houston Chronicle reports. "One kid grabbed him by the backpack, the other grabbed him by the arm, and the kid just said he gave up, and we just sat on him until the cops came," says student Steven Maida. "It was definitely an adrenaline rush. I wouldn't want to hear a girl die, especially if I could have done something about it."

Dylan Quick is escorted by a Harris County Sherriff's Office investigator.
Dylan Quick is escorted by a Harris County Sherriff's Office investigator.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)
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