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Machete Attack: Bloodied Man Arrested After Allegedly Slashing Family Members
Police in San Bernardino responded to a gruesome scene Thursday evening at a home where a fatal stabbing took place allegedly at the hands of a man armed with a machete.Authorities were dispatched to the home on a call regarding a "domestic dispute," according to KTLA, where they found a blood-covered man in the back yard carrying a machete.
That man, later identified as 46-year-old Jorge Alberto Palomo, was taken into custody on suspicion of killing his sister-in-law, and wounding his wife and son.
61-year-old Ana Maria Ramirez "was found stabbed in the driveway," according to authorities. She died following transport to an area hospital.
Police also say the suspect's wife was stabbed in the chest, and their 15-year-old son "slashed." The injured teen ran to a neighbor's home to seek help. That neighbor told KTLA he saw the teen, "covered in blood" at his door, begging him to call 911, and that his aunt was dead. The neighbor went outside and saw the suspect with the machete, also covered in blood.
The couple's other child was in the home at the time of the alleged stabbing. Both juveniles were treated at the hospital for injuries then released, according to CBS2. Authorities say evidence on scene suggests the suspect was intending to set a fire in the home.
The suspect's wife remains hospitalized.