4 stabbed in separate attacks at Massachusetts mall and home

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Four people have been stabbed in two separate attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts.

State police say a suspect stabbed two people at a home in Taunton on Tuesday, then crashed a car through the front of a Macy’s store at the Silver City Galleria and stabbed two other people at the mall. Two victims have died.

Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer fatally shot the suspect.

Witnesses reported a chaotic scene.

Officials say the suspect also may have been involved in an earlier car crash on the street where the first stabbings took place.

Taunton is about 40 miles south of Boston.

Silver City Galleria is a regional mall offering 130 specialty stores.

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