Two people have been killed and others have been seriously injured in a stabbing attack at a California church, authorities say.

Iran PressAmerica: Officers were called to the Grace Baptist Church with reports of a possible stabbing on Sunday night, San Jose Police said in a statement. “Two victims have succumbed to their injuries and have been pronounced deceased,” Police confirmed about 8.47 pm California time, CBS News reported.

Police have described the scene at the church as “chaotic” and said multiple stabbing victims required aid from officers and firefighters who rushed to assist. Locals have been urged to avoid the area with police declaring the crime scene still “very active.”

The police said homeless individuals had been brought into the church at the time of the attack to shelter them from the cold.


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