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Police: 5 hurt, knife-wielding suspect dead at Maryland mall

Associated Press

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — Four people at an outdoor shopping mall were stabbed and a fifth person was beaten before officers shot and killed a suspect, police in Maryland said.

The victims were rushed from the Hunt Valley Towne Centre north of Baltimore to hospitals Saturday afternoon but didn’t appear to suffer life-threatening wounds, Baltimore County police said.

Three were attacked inside a liquor store and a fourth was stabbed outside a nearby store. A fifth was wounded on a restaurant’s patio. Police initially said five people had been stabbed, but The Baltimore Sun reported that number was revised late Saturday after police reviewed video footage and interviewed witnesses.

The man was initially demanding money and had a hunting-style knife with a roughly 3-inch blade, police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach said. He was shot at a nearby intersection.

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