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Taunton, MA - 3 Dead, 2 Injured In Attacks At Mall And Home

Published on: May 10, 2016 10:01 PM
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Crime scene tape is seen inside the Macy's at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed separate attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP) Crime scene tape is seen inside the Macy's at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed separate attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP)

Taunton, MA - Three people were killed and two others injured Tuesday in attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts, and the suspect was one of the dead, authorities said.

State police said a man stabbed two people at a Taunton home, 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. An off-duty law enforcement officer fatally shot the suspect. Witnesses described a chaotic and violent scene.

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The stabbing victims were taken to area hospitals, where two later died from their injuries. It’s unclear which victims died.

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

A motive for the attacks remains under investigation, but state police said they have found no evidence of a connection to terrorism.

“There is no continuing threat to the public,” said Dave Procopio, a state police spokesman.

The suspect in attacks at Silver City Galleria mall is transported on a gurney into an ambulance by medical personnel in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed in separate deadly attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP) The suspect in attacks at Silver City Galleria mall is transported on a gurney into an ambulance by medical personnel in Taunton, Mass., Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Multiple people have been stabbed in separate deadly attacks at the mall and a home in Massachusetts. Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer shot and killed the suspect. (Charles Winokoor/The Daily Gazette via AP)

Justin Pizarro, 19, told the Boston Globe that he was working at a store in the mall at the time of the stabbings. He told the newspaper that a security guard told him to close the gate of his store.

Pizarro said he was “shaken up,” but that “the security guards handled it pretty well.”

Taunton is about 40 miles south of Boston.

Silver City Galleria is a regional mall offering 130 specialty stores, sit-down restaurants and a movie theater.



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 May 10, 2016 at 11:09 PM PashutehYid Says:

In Israel when they shoot and kill a stabber, you never hear the end of it.

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 May 10, 2016 at 11:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Looks to me like a Muslim.

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 May 11, 2016 at 12:08 AM blank space Says:

America's is getting freakier and freakier place to live with so many unhinged nutcases and terrorists killing and wounding people every other day.

What happened to cause this?

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 May 11, 2016 at 06:14 AM SandmanNY Says:

If the suspect was shot and killed, why does the pic above show him being loaded onto a gurney and not into a body bag? Secondly, if he is the suspect, he has the bearded appearance of a Muslim. What a tragedy - and it will be old news by lunch. HaShem yerachem.

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 May 11, 2016 at 08:27 AM Anonymous Says:

The America as we knew it...the America that I grew up in is OVER!

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 May 11, 2016 at 08:28 AM Anonymous Says:

How can u live a normal life looking over u our shoulder every minute?
So now what?

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 May 11, 2016 at 08:53 AM bennyt Says:

No worldwide condemnation that the off duty officer acted disproportionately by killing the stabber? Oh I forgot, that only happens when Israelis do that.

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 May 11, 2016 at 08:57 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

How can u live a normal life looking over u our shoulder every minute?
So now what?

I really don't think we are there yet. Visit other countries and you will see real danger.

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 May 11, 2016 at 10:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
SandmanNY Says:

If the suspect was shot and killed, why does the pic above show him being loaded onto a gurney and not into a body bag? Secondly, if he is the suspect, he has the bearded appearance of a Muslim. What a tragedy - and it will be old news by lunch. HaShem yerachem.

Chochom, he might have died after the picture was taken.

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