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When a rampage uses knives instead of guns.

 
 
Reply Tue 9 Apr, 2013 04:57 pm
Contrast with gun assaults. So far none of the victims has died.
HOUSTON – The Lone Star College student who allegedly stabbed 14 people Tuesday was on a "killing spree," according to a witness who said he spoke with him in a holding cell.
Dylan Quick, 20, was tackled by students and taken into custody shortly after the victims were stabbed on the Cy-Fair campus. He had not been charged at last check.
Quick was well-known on campus because he often carried a sock monkey puppet. Michael Chalfan said Quick would ask the puppet questions, then answer them. Chalfan said other students made fun of Quick and said he looked like the comedian Carrot Top.
Just last week, Quick was featured in a blog about how far he had come and "the battles he fought and won."
The KHOU 11 News I-Team dug up the blog called, "I came, I saw, I conquered."
The article about Quick, 21, said he was born deaf and received a cochlear implant at seven years old. The implant was visible as he was escorted into the Harris County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
Quick had a long association with Lone Star College and enrolled in the school libraries teen activities when he was 12, according to the blog. Quick’s mom enrolled him in the program to help him learn English. Quick was shy at first and didn’t’ want to participate, but eventually turned into a studious reader.
The blog reveals Quick had decided to pursue a career in accounting and would be transferring to the University of Houston if he received his associate degree from Lone Star College Cy-Fair.
He has a love for math and a love for reading with more than 1,000 books in his collection.
Quick planned to build and host an online international book club in the future, the blogger wrote.
Quick’s future now has taken a much different direction.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 9 Apr, 2013 05:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
How sad. Hopefully all those injured will rapidly recover. The students must have been terrified.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 01:47 pm
@glitterbag,
Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College
April 10, 2013

The Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, was closed Tuesday as authorities investigated the stabbing of 14 people.

The Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, was closed Tuesday as authorities investigated the stabbing of 14 people.
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"My first thought was I need to go catch him."

Ryan Ballard, a student at Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas, about the when as many as 14 people were injured, at least two critically, by an attacker who used a sharp blade to stab victims in the face and neck.

According to the Chronicle, Ballard says he had just arrived at the school's Health Science building when other students, some crying and bleeding, started running in various directions. He heard someone shout, "Stop that guy!" The newspaper picks up the story:

"Another group of students was running toward the man. One finally reached him near the parking lot, grabbing the assailant in a bear hug. Ballard, a former offensive lineman at Langham Creek High School, also closed in. That's when he noticed the attacker squirming to get his hand into his back pocket.

"Instinctively, Ballard knocked both of them to the ground.

" 'I didn't want to wait until it was too late to make a move,' he said."

Dylan Quick, who is accused in the stabbings at Lone Star College, in a photo supplied to the news media Wednesday by the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.

Dylan Quick, who is accused in the stabbings at Lone Star College, in a photo supplied to the news media Wednesday by the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.
Reuters /Landov

Authorities arrested 20-year-old Dylan Quick at the scene.

A :

"[Quick] is charged with 3 counts of Aggravated Assault. The instrument used by Quick to stab and cut the victims was a razor-type knife.

"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.

"According to the statement the suspect voluntarily gave investigators, he has had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school. He also indicated that he has been planning this incident for some time.

"In all, 14 victims were injured in today's incident."

"two people remained in critical condition late Tuesday."

As for what it was like at the school during the attack, accounts vary. The Chronicle writes that the attacker stabbed each victim "with a small knife as he walked by before quickly moving on, almost unnoticed, to another." But that "witnesses said a suspect ran down a hallway randomly stabbing students in the Health and Science Center."

Quick, according to the Chronicle, was "born deaf [and] received a cochlear implant as a child." People in the neighborhood where Quick lives with his parents described him as a "once-shy kid who remained a bit of a loner."

Update at 12:55 p.m. ET. More About The Suspect And The Weapons:

Quick is to be held without bail and will undergo psychiatric tests, . The newspaper says that prosecutor Caroline Dozier told a judge Wednesday that "in a videotaped confession, [Quick] admitted he stabbed the complainants with an Exacto knife and a scalpel because of his fantasy to kill people."

from Wednesday's court hearing, in which the prosecutor can be heard telling the judge that there are more than three "complainants," but that at this point "we've only filed [charges related] to three."

"at an afternoon press conference Wednesday, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said investigators were looking into the possibility that Quick may have discussed his plans in an online chatroom."

KUHF has been .

The points to an April 1 post about Quick in a blog for teens making the transition from high school to college. In the Chronicle's words, the post "described how Quick began coming to the Harris County Public Library's on-campus branch as a 12-year-old for activities that helped him transform from a withdrawn preteen to an outgoing college student. ... After rarely speaking during his first two years, 'Dylan became loquacious, sharing his analyses of literature and socializing with his book club comrades,' the post said, adding that his involvement increased his hearing and communication skills. ... The profile said that he planned to finish his associate's degree, transfer to the University of Houston, then pursue an accounting career."

That appears to have now been removed from the Web,
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 01:54 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Arrest Made in Stabbings at Texas College
James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

The CyFair campus of Lone Star College in Cypress, Tex., where 14 people were injured Tuesday.
By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
Published: April 9, 2013

At least 14 people were injured, four of them seriously, in stabbing attacks at a community college campus in a Houston suburb on Tuesday, the authorities said.
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Dylan Quick was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the attack at the CyFair campus of Lone Star College.

A 20-year-old student, Dylan Quick, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the attack at the CyFair campus of Lone Star College. Officials said he appeared to have attacked students “at random” with a razor-type knife before students and staff members wrestled him to the ground.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the suspect had been planning the attack at the campus for some time and had had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school.

Witnesses initially reported “a man on the loose stabbing people” on Tuesday morning at the campus, officials said. Four victims were flown to a hospital, with two in critical condition, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The school was placed on lockdown around 11:40 a.m. School officials sent an alert to students reporting the episode and asking them to find a secure location.

In January, three people were injured in a shooting at the college’s North Harris campus. The Lone Star College System has six campuses in the Houston area.

In the shooting, Trey Foster, 22, a student, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The police said Mr. Foster had pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and fired at another student because the student bumped into him.

The stabbings on Tuesday took place near the Health Science Center at the campus at 9191 Barker Cypress Road in the community of Cypress. The campus, 25 miles northwest of Houston, has about 19,000 students.

Despite initial reports of a second assailant, officials said surveillance video confirmed that there had been only one. They said no firearms had been involved.

At a news conference, Rand Key, the senior vice chancellor of the college system, said the campus would remain closed for the rest of the day and reopen on Wednesday.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 02:53 pm
Well, see, if all those victims had been carrying firearms, there'd have been no problem. Someone would have killed the sob right away. Right, OmSig? Right, Oralloy? (I bet they don't even understand that I'm using sarcasm here. Sad.)
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 05:34 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
How is it even remotely possible that he couldn't get ahold of a gun/guns?
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 06:09 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

How is it even remotely possible that he couldn't get ahold of a gun/guns?


'Could' or 'couldn't' isn't the point here. Point is, nobody's dead because no guns were involved.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 10 Apr, 2013 07:04 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I agree, Merry. Schools should start a program immediately training kids to use knives for their attacks on schools, theaters, restaurants, ... .

It could be called the Second Amendment - Part A.
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