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Stabbing Rampage by Man in Two California Cities Leaves Four Dead

Police work at the scene of a stabbing in Santa Ana, California on Aug. 7, 2019.

Police work at the scene of a stabbing in Santa Ana, California on Aug. 7, 2019.

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Garden Grove, Calif. (AP) -- A gang member who killed four people and wounded two others in random stabbings across two Southern California cities has a violent past, police said Thursday, and court records show he was free on bail for a charge last month of carrying a concealed dagger.

Zachary Castaneda "could have injured or killed many other people" had he not been arrested Wednesday after two-hours of robberies and vicious knife attacks, Garden Grove police Chief Tom DaRe said Thursday.