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Photos: Rampage in Taunton leaves at least 2 dead

A spree of violence left two people dead in Taunton Tuesday night, and the assailant was stopped when he was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.

Four people were stabbed in a series of attacks, including the suspect crashing his car into a mall entrance, according to officials.

Images and social media reports from the scenes:

Taunton, MA Silver City Galleria may 10 2016 scene shots outside Bertucci's restaurant, site of multiple stabbings....deets to folo ( George Rizer for the Globe)
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Authorities investigated the scene of an attack at the Silver City Galleria mall Tuesday in Taunton.

The suspect crashed his car into the entrance of a Macy’s after stabbing two women at a home nearby, authorities said.
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The suspect crashed his car into the entrance of a Macy’s after stabbing two women at a home nearby, authorities said.

Taunton, MA Silver City Galleria may 10 2016 scene shots outside Bertucci's restaurant, site of multiple stabbings....deets to folo ( George Rizer for the Globe)
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
The mall was the second site in a spree of violence that erupted in Taunton.

Taunton, MA Silver City Galleria may 10 2016 scene shots outside Bertucci's restaurant, site of multiple stabbings....deets to folo ( George Rizer for the Globe)
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Four people were stabbed, two of them fatally, authorities said.

Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.