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3 fatally stabbed, suspect killed by deputy at Tennessee travel center

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a man fatally stabbed three people and wounded a fourth at a travel center before a deputy shot and killed him.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday morning to a call at the Pilot Travel Center off Interstate 40 to find a person with stab wounds outside the store and a man armed with a knife in the parking lot.

The bureau said the man refused to drop the weapon and a deputy fired, killing the suspect.

Authorities found four stabbing victims: three were dead and one was taken to a hospital.

Officials are working to determine a motive.