Suspect fatally shot by officer after stabbing two, setting house on fire – K-9 also stabbed, expected to survive
This undated photo released by the Vacaville Police Department shows Nathaniel Holland. Northern California authorities say Holland was fatally shot by police after he stabbed two people and set a home on fire, burning a child in the process. (Vacaville Police Department via AP)
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) 01/15 — Northern California authorities say a man was fatally shot by police after he stabbed two people and set a home on fire, burning a child in the process.
The Vacaville Police Department said Tuesday that officers responded Monday to reports of a home on fire.
They found a 43-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds, and a 4-year-old girl with burn injuries. The three were taken to a hospital, where they are in stable condition.
The department says a K-9 team from the Fairfield Police Department found 37-year-old Nathaniel Holland hiding in a wooded area.
A Fairfield police officer fatally shot him during his arrest.
Police say Holland also stabbed a police dog that was treated. The dog is expected to survive.
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