Two people have died and several others have sustained serious injuries in a knife attack that occurred at a church in San Jose, California.

The stabbing spree at Grace Baptist Church, located near the San Jose State University campus, resulted in two fatalities and left several others with life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Sunday night’s incident did not occur during a church service, authorities said, explaining that the attack happened after a group of homeless people had been let into the building to get them out of the cold. 

The city’s mayor, Sam Liccardo, expressed his condolences to the families of the two victims in a tweet posted late on Sunday night. He also said that a suspect had been arrested, but later deleted the message, clarifying that the police would update the public on the status of their ongoing investigation into the attack. So far, San Jose police have not confirmed any arrests connected to the incident.

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