A suspect embarked on a stabbing spree at a California church
late Sunday night, killing at least two people and injuring several
The church was reportedly being used as a homeless shelter at
the time of the attack.
What are the details?
According to the
New York Post, the incident took place at Grace Baptist Church
in downtown San Jose.
A spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department
early Monday morning, “We can confirm we have multiple stabbing
victims; some with life-threatening injuries. More updates when
We can confirm we have multiple stabbing victims; some with
life threatening injuries. More updates when available.
— San Jose Police Media Relations (@San Jose Police Media
“No church services were being conducted at the time of the
stabbing,” the police added.
“Unhoused individuals were brought into the church to get them out
of the cold.”
reported that authorities arrested one suspect in connection
with the violent crimes.
According to the station, “When police arrived [at the scene],
Officer Steve Aponte said they found five people suffering from at
least one stab wound each. A man was declared dead at the scene; a
woman died later at the hospital.”
The station noted that three other males were transported to
nearby hospitals for treatment. All three are in serious but stable
condition, Aponte reported.
The unnamed suspect remains in custody at the time of this
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a
statement on the attack Monday.
“Our hearts are torn for the victims and their loved ones in
last night’s horrific stabbing at Grace Baptist Church on 10th
Street,” Liccardo said.
“We have lost two community members, and we pray for the
recovery of the three others seriously injured in that attack,” he
added. “SJPD has arrested a suspect, who remains in custody. We
will keep the community updated as SJPD releases more
Anyone with information pertaining to the attack is asked to
contact Detective Sgt. Lewis #3161 or Detective Meeker #3272 of the
San Jose Police Department’s Homicide unit at 408-277-5283.