By CHRISTINA NG (@ChristinaNg27)
April 10, 2013
A deaf college student accused of going on a stabbing spree at a Texas campus attacked his victims with such force that “pieces of blade” were found in at least one of his 14 alleged victims, according to police.
Dylan Andrew Quick, 20, allegedly used a razor utility knife to stab and cut fellow students at Lone Star College Tuesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
“There were pieces of blade in at least one victim, broken blade pieces in the area where the cutting occurred, and the handle to a razor-type knife was found in a backpack that Quick was carrying when he was arrested,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Quick told police he has “had fantasies of stabbing people to death” since he was 8 years old. He also indicated he had been planning the attack for “some time.”
Quick has been “matter-of-fact” with investigators, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said at a news conference today.
“He has been interacting well with the investigators and he has just been very forthcoming,” Garcia said.
Dr. Audre Levy, president of the Lone Star College CyFair campus, said there were no signs that Quick was a “problem student” and that many faculty members reported that he was a good student.
“He worked in the library and the library staff had fond things to say about him,” Levy said at the news conference. “Many are surprised that he is the individual.”
Quick is facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was ordered held on $100,000 bond on each charge. Evidence including a computer have been removed from Quick’s home.
“The defendant gave a videotaped confession, admitting he stabbed complainants multiple times with an exacto knife because of his fantasy to kill people,” read a judge in probable cause court overnight, according to ABC News’ Houston affiliate KTRK.
Quick did not appear in court overnight because he is considered a mental health patient, according to KTRK. The sheriff’s office said today that Quick is being held at the Harris County Jail.
The stabbing frenzy occurred at Lone Star Community College System’s Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, which is about 30 miles northwest of Houston. Authorities said the victims appear to have been randomly selected.
After hurting 14 people, students and faculty members chased down Quick and wrestled him to the ground, according to ABC News’ Houston affiliate KTRK.
He put his hands up as he laid on the grass and mumbled, “I’m deaf. I’m deaf,” as authorities handcuffed him, KTRK reported. After his arrest, his hearing aides were visible behind his ears.
A spokeswoman for Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute said all patients transported there after the attack are in good condition. A spokeswoman for North Cypress Hospital said the six victims that were brought there have all be treated and released.