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January 30, 2012

2 women dead, man wounded in Calif. stabbings

The Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. — Authorities have arrested a man they say stabbed to death two women, wounded a man and barricaded himself naked in a Los Angeles County home.

Thirty-one-year-old Virgil Tate was arrested Sunday night and remains jailed on $1 million bail.

A report of a man with a knife sent sheriff's deputies to a condominium in the unincorporated area near Carson around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lt. Holly Francisco tells City News Service that a wounded man ran out as they arrived. The36-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition.

Inside, deputies found a 32-year-old woman dead and her suspected killer had blockaded the door of a back bedroom. A SWAT team broke in and found the naked man and the body of a 58-year-old woman.

There's no word on a motive for the attack.

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