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California church stabbing leaves two dead, several wounded

NBC News logo NBC News 11/23/2020 Wilson Wong

Two people were killed and three people were seriously injured in a stabbing attack Sunday night at a church in San Jose, California, police said.

One suspect was arrested and is in custody, according to San Jose's mayor, Sam Liccardo.

“Our hearts are torn for the victims and their loved ones in last night’s horrific stabbing at Grace Baptist Church on 10th Street," Liccardo said in a statement Monday.

Officers responded to the violence on Sunday at about 8:45 p.m., the San Jose Police Department said. When police arrived, they said they found “multiple stabbing victims” at Grace Baptist Church.

a traffic light on stage in front of a car: Image: Police at the scene of a stabbing in San Jose. (KNTV) © Provided by NBC News Image: Police at the scene of a stabbing in San Jose. (KNTV)

At the time of the stabbing, police said no church services were being held, and homeless people were brought into the church to avoid the cold.

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