A man is in custody after a stabbing and robbery spree that left four people dead and two injured across several crime scenes in Southern California.
Police told US media the violence appeared to be random, with the only known motives for the two‑hour rampage as "robbery, hate, homicide".
GGPD working multiple scenes with several homicides. Multiple robberies and stabbings by suspect. Suspect in custody by #GGPD at Harbor and First in Santa Ana. PIO at Puryear and Chapman in GG. #GGPD32 #homicide pic.twitter.com/62Xq8lm97n— Garden Grove Police (@GardenGrovePD) August 8, 2019
BBC reports authorities have not yet named the suspect, a 33‑year‑old male.
The attacks come just days after the country was shaken by a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 people dead.
The stabbing spree took place across more than six locations over approximately two hours in Garden Grove and neighbouring Santa Ana, about 56km southeast of Los Angeles.