Dylan Quick, a 20-year-old student, has been arrested for Tuesday's stabbing rampage at Lone Star College in suburban Houston, where at least 14 people were hurt.
Quick apparently told police that he had fantasized for years about stabbing people to death, and nearly made good on that dream yesterday afternoon.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Quick began a building-to-building rampage with a razor-like knife, leaving two people in critical condition.
Fortunately, all Lone Star College victims are believed to have survived.
Quick was charged with three counts of aggravated assault. Pieces of the blade used in the attack were found in at least one victim and at the scene.
A knife handle was found in a backpack Quick was carrying when he was arrested. Authorities were seen leaving Quick's parents' home with paper bags.
No one answered the door or the phone at the red home, though two vehicles were parked in front. It was not immediately known if Quick has an attorney.
The attack began before noon, interrupting Diante Cotton and his friends, who were sitting in the cafeteria when a girl clutching her neck walked in, yelling.
"He's stabbing people, he's stabbing people," Cotton said the girl shouted, his first indication that something was amiss on the normally tranquil campus.
Walking outside, Cotton and his friends saw another half-dozen people with injuries to their faces and necks. Some were being loaded into ambulances.
The most critically injured were evacuated in medical helicopters.