Official: 1 arrested in Lone Star community college stabbing; 14 injured
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CYPRESS, Texas - A 20-year-old man from suburban Houston has been charged in a stabbing spree at a Texas community college that injured at least 14 people.
Sheriff's officials say Dylan Quick is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the Tuesday attack at Lone Star Community College in Cypress. The city is about 20 miles from Houston.
Up to 14 people were injured in the attack. At least four of those injured were taken by medical helicopter to hospitals in critical condition. Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Robert Rasa said several patients refused treatment at the scene and all the wounds were consistent with stabbing.
The stabbing occurred at the health sciences building, according to the campus alert.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that Quick used a "razor-type knife" to cut his victims, and pieces of the blade were found at the scene.
The sheriff's office says Quick told investigators he'd had fantasies about stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school.
Investigators also say Quick indicated he'd been planning the attack for some time.
Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland said authorities don't believe a second suspect was involved. Lone Star had earlier posted an alert on its website warning of two armed suspects.
A different Lone Star system campus was the site of a shooting in January. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.
Lone Star College System has around 90,000 students currently enrolled in campuses across the Houston area. The college is closed for the rest of Tuesday, but will resume normal operations Wednesday.
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