A student who told police he’d fantasized since elementary school about stabbing people to death was charged Tuesday with carrying out a building-to-building attack at a Texas community college that wounded at least 14 people, many of whom were stabbed in the face and neck, authorities said.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 20-year-old Dylan Quick used a razor-type knife, and that he told investigators he’d been planning the attack at the suburban Houston campus for some time.
Quick was scheduled to appear in front of a judge late Tuesday night, but is considered a mental health patient and was not immediately bought to court to hear charges against him, KTRK, an ABC affiliate reported.
He was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and held on $300,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately clear if additional charges would be filed.
The overnight judge said Quick provided a videotaped confession, admitting to the stabbings with an exacto knife “because of his fantasy to kill people,” KTRK reported.
One eyewitness told KTRK that Quick appeared happy after he was arrested, and had a “sinister look on his face, kind of a smile and a satisfaction grin.”
Authorities were seen entering Quick’s parents’ home in a middle-class neighborhood of Houston late Tuesday. No one answered the door or the phone at the red brick house, where two vehicles were parked in the driveway, including a…