A male student went on a stabbing spree at a community college in northwest Houston on Tuesday (April 09), injuring at least 14 people, two of them critically. The campus has been sealed off.
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said at a news conference an emergency call came in at 11:12am local time reporting a, "male on the loose stabbing people."
Dylan Quick, a 21-year-old male student at Lone Star College near Houston, was in custody. Police believe he acted alone. Earlier in the day, police had said they were searching for a possible second suspect.
"Some of the details in the call slip did indicate that students or faculty were actively responding to work to subdue this individual. So we're proud of those folks but we're glad no one else is injured any more severely than they are," added Garcia.
Police declined to say what type of weapon the man used although the injuries were mostly lacerations.
Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris Country Sherriff's Office told reporters they had no motive for the attacks.
"Student were leaving from class and going to class and attack was at random and as we follow right now it went from building to building," Gilliland said.
The campus, part of a Texas community college network with nearly 19,000 students, was on lockdown and being methodically searched by police.
Of the 14 injured, two were in critical condition, four in fair condition and eight others had minor injuries, Garcia said.
In January, at another campus of Lone Star College in the Houston area, three people were shot.
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