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Two people were stabbed to death and others injured on Sunday night at a church in San Jose, Calif., the police said.
There were “multiple stabbing victims,” the police said in a post on Twitter. No services were being held at the time of the attack at Grace Baptist Church, and they added that “unhoused individuals” had been brought to the church out of the cold.
The church is near the campus of San Jose State University, according to local news reports.
Mayor Sam Liccardo initially said on Twitter, before deleting the post: “Our hearts go out to the families of the two community members who have succumbed to stabbing wounds in the attack at Grace Baptist Church downtown tonight. SJPD has arrested the suspect. Others are seriously wounded, & we keep them in our prayers.”
No further information on a motive or a suspect was immediately available.
San Jose, a city of a little more than one million people, is in Silicon Valley, a major tech hub in the Bay Area of California.