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San Bernardino man attacks family: 1 dead, 2 injured

Jorge Palomo (Left) was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, for attacking his family. His 61-year-old sister-in-law, Ana Maria Ramirez (Right), died in the attack.

August 16, 2013 12:28:02 PM PDT
A 46-year-old man in San Bernardino attacked his family on Thursday, killing his sister-in-law and injuring two others.

Authorities responded to a stabbing call at a home in the 2300 block of North Davidson Avenue just after 6 p.m. Police say Jorge Palomo used a knife or an axe to attack his family members.

His 61-year-old sister-in-law, Ana Maria Ramirez, was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died. Palomo's wife and a child were taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Investigators say Palomo tried to set the house on fire. A neighbor called 911 after a teenager ran out of her house, asking for help.

When officers arrived, they saw a man standing in the yard, holding a knife. Palomo was taken into custody.

The motive for the attack is being investigated.