The Latest: Authorities identify suspect in stabbing attacks

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Posted: May 11, 2016 12:58 AM
The Latest: Authorities identify suspect in stabbing attacks

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on stabbing attacks at a Massachusetts mall and a home that left three dead including the suspect (all times local):

11:35 p.m.

Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur DaRosa crashed a car outside a home, walked inside and stabbed an 80-year-old woman and another woman. The 80-year-old was taken to a hospital, where she later died. The other woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say DaRosa then drove to the Silver City Galleria mall and crashed a car through the front of a Macy's store. They say he assaulted multiple people inside the store before running to a restaurant and stabbing two people, including a 56-year-old man who later died.

Investigators say an off-duty sheriff's deputy fatally shot DaRosa.

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9:25 p.m.

Three people have been killed including a suspect and two others injured in attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts.

State police say a man stabbed two people at a home in Taunton on Tuesday, then crashed a car through the front of a Macy's store at the Silver City Galleria and stabbed two other people at the mall. It's unclear which victims have died.

Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect.

Witnesses reported a chaotic scene.

A motive for the attacks remains under investigation.

Officials say the suspect also may have been involved in an earlier car crash on the street where the first stabbings took place.

Taunton is about 40 miles south of Boston.

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This story has been corrected to show authorities said DaRosa stabbed two people, not four in mall restaurant.


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