Los Angeles, Aug 8: A robbery suspect was arrested after killing at least four people and injuring two others in a deadly stabbing spree in the city of Garden Grove, 60 km southeast of downtown Los Angeles, police said on Thursday.
According to the Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD), the deputies encountered and arrested the attacker who was armed with a knife and a handgun at about 2.30 am (GMT) in a 7-Eleven convenience store after the suspect had stabbed six victims along a main street in the city.
"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," the GGPD tweeted.
Police said the suspect stabbed two men to death, then drove a silver Mercedes to a Chevron gas station and an insurance company, where he injured two others. From there, the suspect went to a Subway restaurant and stabbed a person to death before going to a nearby 7-Eleven and attacking a security guard, who died later in hospital.
Police said the motive of the suspect, a 33-year-old man from Garden Grove, was robbery and that the attacks were random, local NBC 4 news channel reported. (UN-Xinhua)