California cops release graphic video of deadly stabbing spree

Man arrested at a 7-Eleven after stabbing rampage that killed four in California

Man arrested at a 7-Eleven after stabbing rampage that killed four in California

Graphic video released Thursday shows a crazed gang member using two large knives to slash a female office worker during a stabbing rampage in Southern California in which he allegedly killed four people.

"Four people needlessly lost their lives tonight from this savage suspect".

"These were random acts of violence-our suspect was not involved with any of the victims", Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference, reported ABC. "We don't want to see tragedies like this happen. It's been happening across the United States". "Our suspect was not associated with any of our victims".

The brutal and puzzling attacks came just days after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and OH left 31 people dead and stunned the nation.

The 39-year-old lived in neighboring Garden Grove, where the two-hour wave of violence began Wednesday.

The suspect also killed a security guard in a convenience store in Santa Ana, Calif., where he was arrested, authorities said, adding that the attacker stole a knife and gun from the guard before he was apprehended.

The man then robbed a check-cashing business next door, the lieutenant said. At 5:04 p.m., police said they found two men stabbed at his apartment complex. Erwin Hauprich said his father, 62-year-old Helmuth Hauprich, died after being stabbed at his Garden Grove apartment complex.

Next, the suspect stabbed two men during a confrontation at his apartment complex in Garden Grove, leaving one dead inside an apartment and another wounded on the balcony, who later died at a hospital. "We know at three locations he robbed people for cash - we don't know if the motive behind this was purely for robbery". As they were going about their investigation they received another call regarding a robbery at a house at 1304 Chapman Ave.

The suspect, who was driving a silver Mercedes, later robbed a bakery in Garden Grove and a check-cashing business while threatening victims with a knife, police said.

'He never told us why he did this, ' Whitney said. "She fought as best as she could against this armed suspect and sustained multiple stab wounds".

The two people who were wounded were in stable condition Wednesday night and expected to survive.

Just five minutes later, around 6:10 p.m., he attacked a man pumping gas at a station in Garden Grove, stabbing him in the back and nearly cutting off his nose, police said, according to the Times. The victim had his nose almost sliced off, had stab wounds to his back and lacerations on his face, according to police. He was taken to the local hospital and expected to survive.

Police said there was no threat to the public. In that attack both a security guard and a restaurant employee died. The stabbing spree, however, strengthened the argument of the pro-gun crowd, with dozens immediately noting that banning firearms, knives, vehicles and everything else remotely risky would not solve the underlying crime and violence problems.

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