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Deputy among 3 stabbed in Laguna Niguel; suspect is killed

A man armed with a knife in Laguna Niguel stabbed three people, including an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in both arms, before he was shot to death, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department said a caller reported trouble about 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Chandon, a neighborhood of upscale condominiums and manicured landscapes.

Responding deputies found a stabbing victim lying in the street, KABC-TV reported.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene in a usually quiet area.

"We just heard some police come in with their tires screeching and everything, then we heard a little bit of yelling after that, and then a whole [magazine] go off of the bullets, one after another, nonstop," resident Yobani Salas told ABC.

Three people, including a deputy, were stabbed before the man was shot to death, authorities said. It’s unclear what the motive was for the stabbings, but neighbors told broadcast media at the scene that the man knew his victims.

The deputy was expected to survive. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately available.

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