Long Beach stabbing rampage suspect killed by police

LONG BEACH (KRON) — Long Beach police have shot and killed a man they say stabbed six people.

Officers were called to an area near a convalescent home shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday where they confronted a suspect and shot him to death, Sgt. Megan Zabel said. His name hasn’t been released by the department.

Five of the six people who were stabbed were taken to nearby hospitals and one person was treated and released at the scene, spokesman Brian Fisk of the Long Beach Fire Department said. The conditions of those taken to the hospitals range from critical to suffering from superficial wounds, Zabel said.

It’s unclear whether the convalescent home was involved, Zabel said.

KNBC-TV reports that relatives of the suspected attacker arrived at the scene after learning he had been killed. The station quoted an unnamed relative it said was a sister of the suspect as saying the man had been released from jail less than two weeks ago and they had spent time together earlier in the day.

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