Student Dylan Quick has been charged with a stabbing rampage that left 14 wounded, many in the face and neck, at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, police say.
Two people were critically injured in the attack at the campus of Lone Star College in the Houston city area.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office named the suspect in custody as 20-year-old Dylan Quick.
Student Dylan Quick has been charged with a stabbing rampage that left 14 wounded, many in the face and neck, at Lone Star College in Houston
Dylan Quick was wrestled to the ground by a student, then arrested by police, witnesses said.
The sheriff’s office said in a statement that Dylan Quick had been planning the attack at the campus in Cypress for some time.
Police said he had had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in primary school.
Dylan Quick, who was allegedly armed with a razor-type knife, has been charged with aggravated assault.
Police first received an emergency call from the college shortly after 11:00 local time on Tuesday.
Harris County spokesman Thomas Gilliland said the suspect went from “building to building” during the attack.
Diante Cotton, 20, said he saw half a dozen people with injuries to their faces and necks being loaded into ambulances and medical helicopters.
Of the 14 that were injured at the college, two refused medical attention and four were airlifted to hospital.
One student, Michael Chalfan, said the suspect was an “eccentric” type who often wore gloves and was known to carry stuffed animals.
“I’m surprised because he didn’t look like he was hateful to the world,” Michael Chalfan told the Associated Press news agency.
A different Lone Star campus was the site of a shooting in January that left two people wounded.
A 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault in that case.
Three people have been injured in a shooting at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, say police.
Harris County Sheriff’s official Armando Tello said a suspect was in custody after the attack at Lone Star College in the Houston-area.
Jed Young, a spokesman for the college, told CNN that two students had been wounded in cross-fire.
He said a suspect was also injured and was in custody, while a second armed suspect had fled the campus.
The college’s official Twitter account said a shooting between two individuals had taken place at about 12:30 local time on Tuesday.
“Danger has been mitigated,” said the statement. “Situation under control.”
Three people have been injured in a shooting at Lone Star College in Houston
Students fled for safety as ambulances arrived at the scene and police swarmed over the campus.
A spokesman for the nearby Ben Taub General Hospital in Harris County said two casualties had been admitted to that facility.
Witnesses told local broadcaster KHOU they had seen a man pull out a gun during an argument with another man.
“I saw two dudes basically get into an altercation and the dude that shot, he basically got angry and started shooting the other guy,” Brittany Mobley said.
Another student, Amanda Vasquez told KPRC television she had been waiting for an English class to begin when gunfire rang out.
“They sounded very close, the shots. Five or six gunshots,” she said. “I just ducked under the table as fast as I could and hoped for the best. “I saw one of the shooters when he was already under police control.”
The campus, about 20 miles north of Houston, has some 18,000 students.