The man is accused of killing two people and wounding three more people with mass delay in the homeless San Jose Baptist Church.
- Two people killed and three seriously injured after stabs at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, California on Sunday
- An adult man was captured by the San Jose Police Department on Monday
- The identity of the suspect was not disclosed and the motive is unknown
- The church served as a refuge for the homeless on a cold night
San Jose police arrested a suspect by killing two people and injuring three others in a California Baptist church that housed the homeless with mass delay on Sunday night.
The San Jose Police Department on Monday issued a statement announcing that a suspect is in custody. The identity of the suspect and the motive for the delay were not immediately clear, but the suspect is an adult male.
The victims were an adult man who died at the scene and an adult woman who died at a local hospital.
The San Jose Police Department tweeted after 8:40 p.m., Sunday, after local time that officers responded to a series of delays at Grace Baptist Church in Block 400 of E San Fernando Street.
They arrived to find “more stab victims” at the scene, some of whom suffered life-threatening injuries.
The mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, confirmed last night that two victims had died.
The other three stabbing victims were all adult men who were taken to hospital in a serious condition.
“Our hearts go to the families of the two communities who gave in to the wounds stabbed in the attack on downtown Grace Baptist Church tonight,” he tweeted on Sunday at 8:55 p.m. – The SJPD arrested the suspect. Others are severely wounded and we hold them in our prayers.
The San Jose Police Department tweeted that officers responded after 20 hours and 40 minutes local time to stab Grace Baptist Church on Block 400 of E San Fernando Street.
CBS San Francisco video of the scene shows a large police presence and a number of emergency vehicles
Earlier today, Mayor Liccardo tweeted, “Our hearts were torn for the victims and their loved ones during last night’s horrific knife stab at the Grace Baptist Church in downtown – we lost two members of the community. We pray for the healing of others severely wounded during the attack. We will provide more as soon as the information becomes available. ”
A video of the scene, recorded by CBS San Francisco, shows a large police presence and a number of emergency vehicles in front of the house of prayer.
It is currently unclear what led to the punctures. According to police, no services were held in the church at the time.
According to the SJPD, a number of “homeless” people were brought to the church in the hours before to “free them from the cold”.
Police did not say if any of the homeless were involved.
The church is located near the campus of San Jose State University.
More information will be released as it becomes available, the department said.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tweeted his condolences over the murders
San Jose Grace Baptist Church is pictured above. The case was reported at 19:53 local time
It is currently unclear what led to the punctures. Police said no services were held in the church at the time