Four people were stabbed, two fatally, on Tuesday night at a home and a shopping mall in Taunton, Mass., the police said.
The assailant was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy sheriff at the mall, the Silver City Galleria, the Massachusetts State Police said.
The episode began shortly after 7 p.m. when a man the authorities identified as Arthur DaRosa, 28, of Taunton, was involved in a crash on Myricks Street in Taunton, left his vehicle and gained access to a home on that street. Once inside, he stabbed two women, Thomas M. Quinn III, the Bristol County district attorney, said in a statement late on Tuesday night.
Both women were taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton, which is about 40 miles south of Boston. One of the women, who was 80, died. The second woman was being treated for life-threatening injuries, Mr. Quinn said.
After those stabbings, Mr. DaRosa drove to the mall, where he crashed a car into the entrance of Macy’s. He then assaulted multiple people inside the store before heading to Bertucci’s Italian restaurant in the mall, Mr. Quinn said. At Bertucci’s, he armed himself with a knife and stabbed two people, one of whom died.
An off-duty deputy sheriff shot Mr. DaRosa once and he was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Mr. Quinn said. The identities of the victims and the deputy were not immediately available.
“It appears that but for the actions of the deputy sheriff, there may very well have been other victims,” Mr. Quinn said.Another reminder that the gun control crowd isn't concerned with public safety. For obvious reasons, you have to go to a British paper to see a picture of the killer. White Lives Matter! And what a shock:
His father and sister said he suffered from psychiatric issues, and had been hospitalized for suicidal thoughts on Monday, CBS Boston reports. He was hospitalized at Morton Hospital on Monday and then released Tuesday morning.
Doctors have prescribed him with medication for his mental health issues, but he had refused to take them in the past. He leaves behind two children.
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