Police: 2 killed in attacks at mall and home; suspect also dead


TAUNTON, Mass. – Two people have been killed in attacks at a shopping mall and a home in Massachusetts, and the suspect also is dead.

State police say a man 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. It's unclear which victims have died.

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

Witnesses reported a chaotic scene.

A motive for the attacks remains under investigation.

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.