1 killed, others wounded in stabbing at Ore. shopping center

An attacker stabbed multiple people at a suburban Portland shopping center Wednesday killing one person and wounding others before being apprehended authorities said. Police in the city of Beaverton said that at least one person was stabbed inside a Wel

Authorities originally planned to arraign Martinez-Romero out of public view within the jail for security reasons, but Circuit Judge Rebecca Guptill said she monitored his status throughout the day and chose to move the hearing to the public courtroom at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.

The suspect in the deadly eruption of violence on Wednesday in Beaverton, Oregon, that included two knife-point carjackings, was identified by police as Salvador Martinez-Romero. He is in jail on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and robbery. Their cars reportedly had been stolen by Martinez-Romero.

The suspect has been caught and in police custody and is no longer a threat to the general public, stated by Beaverton police.

He walked into the shopping center's Wells Fargo just before 11 a.m., police said. "This is an ongoing investigation with several crime scenes".

The woman who was killed was at a Wells Fargo bank at the shopping center.

A botched bank robbery at a crowded OR shopping mall a week before Christmas apparently ignited a stabbing rampage that left a woman dead and three victims wounded, police said. Police didn't release any details about the motive for the attack.

Authorities say two women were attacked inside of the bank and two others were stabbed as the suspect stole both of their cars in separate attempts. Police were eventually able to take him into custody after he abandoned the second vehicle and fled on foot. Police said the other woman was in critical condition and the man seriously injured.



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