A 33-year-old man went on an evening stabbing spree in Southern California Wednesday; killing 4 people and injuring 2 in an apparently random series of unprovoked attacks.
“A man who was ‘full of anger’ went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday,” reports the Associated Press. “The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles, and dropped a knife along with a handgun that he had taken from a guard, police said.”
“We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight,” said Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney.
“We have video showing him attacking these people and conducting these murders,” he said.
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The attacks occurred in six separate locations in Garden Grove, California and nearby Santa Ana.
“Police ordered the man to drop his weapons and he complied and was arrested,” adds the AP. “Police then learned that a male employee of a nearby Subway restaurant also had been fatally stabbed during a robbery, Whitney said.”
The stabbings come less than one week after two mass shootings claimed the lives of more than 30 Americans in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio.
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