Police said two people were killed and others injured Sunday night at a church in San Jose.
San Jose police said, “There were many stab victims.” On twitter No services were being taken at the time of the attack at Grace Baptist Church, which was first reported at 7:53 pm. Police said “unhealthy individuals” were taken to the church to protect them from the cold.
police Said on twitter On Monday morning that he had a suspect in custody and promised to release more details soon.
The church is near the campus of San Jose State University, According to local news reports. When the temperature drops, and it runs a winter shelter program to shelter homeless people in the homes of 50 men and women at a time, According to their website.
The website said the program typically runs from January to April, but was extended this year to help people during the coronavirus virus epidemic. It is unclear whether this is the same program referred to by the police.
According to the National Weather Service, it was 52 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the first report of the attack.
“Our hearts go out to the families of two community members who have healed the wounds in the attack tonight at Grace Baptist Church City,” the city’s mayor, Sam Livecardo, said initially on Twitter before removing the post. The SJPD has arrested the suspect. Others are seriously injured, and we keep them in our prayers. “
Police later said They did not make any arrest, And will issue a statement on Monday morning.
No further information on a motive or suspect was immediately available.
San Jose, a city of more than one million people, is in Silicon Valley, a major tech hub in the Gulf region of California.
This is the fourth fatal theft in four months in San Jose. Three people were killed in three separate attacks in August, September and October.
Kwame Opam contributed reporting.