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Police: 5 hurt, knife-wielding attacker dead at MD mall

The Associated Press
The Baltimore County Police Department said the victims were rushed from the Hunt Valley Towne Centre to hospitals Saturday afternoon, but they didn’t appear to suffer life-threatening wounds.

Cockeysville, Md. – Police in Maryland say five people at an outdoor shopping mall were stabbed before officers shot and killed a suspect.

The Baltimore County Police Department said the victims were rushed from the Hunt Valley Towne Centre to hospitals Saturday afternoon, but they didn’t appear to suffer life-threatening wounds. The shopping center is in Cockeysville, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Baltimore.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach said four people were stabbed at a liquor store and the fifth at a noodle restaurant. She didn’t know if the victims were workers or customers.

Peach said the man was initially demanding money from liquor patrons and had a hunting-style knife with a roughly three-inch blade. She says the man was shot at an intersection near the mall.