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2 stabbed dead near Torrance; man arrested

Authorities said they discovered two women dead and one man stabbed after a standoff at a home near Torrance on Sunday.

January 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Sheriff's deputies said they discovered two women dead and one man stabbed after a standoff at a home near Torrance on Sunday night.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were sent to a home in the 21800 block of South Vermont Avenue, an unincorporated area near Torrance, about 8:15 p.m.

Officials said a barricade situation developed and about an hour later, they took a 31-year-old man into custody. Deputies said the man was not wearing clothes.

Inside the home, they found two women stabbed dead.

Deputies also found a man with stab wounds. He was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for treatment and was listed in stable condition.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

A motive is under investigation.

CORRECTION: It was earlier reported that the standoff was in Carson, then Torrance. The incident took place in an unincorporated area.


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