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Suspect in East San Jose Triple Stabbing Hit and Killed on Highway 85: SJPD

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The suspect in a triple stabbing near an elementary school in East San Jose later was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 85 near Cupertino, according to San Jose police.

At about 2:10 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Tehama Avenue, near Meyer Elementary School, where they found three adults suffering from stab wounds, police said. The three victims were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Highway 85 in West San Jose, near Cupertino, at about 4:30 a.m., shut down the South Bay freeway, and investigators later confirmed the pedestrian was the suspect in the triple stabbing, police said.

In the initial search for the stabbing suspect, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy found the suspect's vehicle abandoned on De Anza Boulevard near the border of West San Jose and Cupertino, SJPD spokesman Sgt. Christian Camarillo said. That was around the time the fatal pedestrian crash was reported.

The investigation is ongoing, and police were still trying to determine the motive in the stabbing, Camarillo said.

The stabbing suspect and victims were not immediately identified.

No further details were immediately available.

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