2 Dead, 3 Wounded After Church Stabbing, One Person In Custody, Police Say

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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A suspect is in custody after two people were stabbed to death and three others injured Sunday night at a San Jose Church, police say.

The stabbing occurred at Grace Baptist Church which was not holding a service, police said. However, there were homeless people who had taken shelter from the cold weather, according to a tweet from the San Jose Police Department.

“Unhoused individuals were brought into the church to get them out of the cold,” police said.

Two people died and three individuals were severely injured with at least one stab wound each, police reported. (RELATED: Police Reportedly Identify Man Who Stabbed Three People At ‘Defend Armenia’ Rally)


Police have one male in custody, but the motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation, according to police.