2 dead after stabbing at San Jose church, police say

ByLuz Pena and Lauren Gee via KGO logo
Monday, November 23, 2020
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San Jose police say officers are currently at the scene of a stabbing where multiple victims were injured Sunday night. SJPD says units are at Grace Baptist Church located on E San Fernando Street near the San Jose State University campus.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Two people have died after police say multiple victims were stabbed at a San Jose church on Sunday night.

San Jose police say units are at Grace Baptist Church located on the 400 block of E San Fernando Street near the San Jose State University campus.

Officials first tweeted the information around 8:45 p.m. but the stabbing was first reported at 7:53 p.m. Some victims have life-threatening injuries, police added.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo expressed his condolences on Twitter, but later had to delete the tweet due to a factual correction. He then posted, "I've just deleted a tweet that made reference to the ongoing investigation into the stabbings at Grace Baptist Church this evening. A statement will be coming out shortly from SJPD regarding the status of the investigation and arrest."

SJPD is not confirming the arrest of the suspect yet.

No church services were being held at the time of the incident. SJPD say unhoused individuals were brought into the church to "get them out of the cold."

Several streets are still remain closed Monday morning around the 400 block of E. San Fernando Street due to the homicide investigation.

No further information has been made available.