April 10, 2013 at 7:41 AM ET
After allegedly slashing 14 in a stabbing spree at a Texas community college Tuesday, 20-year-old suspect Dylan Quick was chased and tackled to the ground by fellow students.
“We pushed him down,’’ fellow student Steve Maida told Jay Gray on TODAY Wednesday. “As soon as he knew he was caught (he said), ‘I give up. I give up.’ I just sat on top of him and was like, ‘Why? Why did you do this?’’’
Tuesday morning, Dylan Andrew Quick pulled a “razor-type knife” from his backpack and began slashing fellow students in between classes at Lone Star College in the Houston suburb of Cypress, according to investigators.
At least 14 people were injured, six of whom were transported to Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute. All six were listed in good condition on Wednesday morning.
Quick told Harris County Sheriff’s Department investigators that he has fantasized about stabbing people since he was in elementary school.
Quick was arrested on three counts of aggravated assault and could face more charges for what investigators say was an attack he admitted he had been planning for a long time. Bond has been set at $100,000 for each charge and more could be filed, according to local officials.
“When we got on the scene it was pretty chaotic,’’ Capt. Robert Rasa of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department told TODAY.
Witnesses described the majority of the injuries as stab wounds to the shoulders, neck and face.
"This girl comes out and says, ‘My friend’s been stabbed,’’’ Maida said. “Then this other girl came out and one of them had a hole in her cheek.’’
Classes at Lone Star College are set to resume on Wednesday, and campus counselors will be available to students and faculty.