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55-Year-Old Transient Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Relatives With a Knife

Arriving deputies found two victims, a man and a woman in their 70s suffering from stab wounds, the department reported.

Deputies arrested a 55-year-old transient Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly attacked his parents with a knife in Saugus, according to the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department.

The suspect allegedly used a large kitchen knife with a wooden handle and the weapon was recovered, according to the SCSD. The parents had recently obtained a restraining order against the suspect, but the order had not yet been served at the time of the attack, according to police.

Deputies were called about 11:40 p.m. Saturday to a house in the 28000 block of Oaklar Drive in Saugus after getting reports of person bleeding, the department reported.

Arriving deputies found two victims, a man and a woman in their 70s suffering from stab wounds, the department reported. The suspect was identified as a relative of the two victims. Deputies then began a search of the area.

The suspect allegedly turned up at his parent's house unannounced, according to police.

Gregory Brunson was located about 1 p.m. Sunday, in the hills behind a Bouquet Canyon/Plum Canyon neighborhood. He was arrested and booked on the attempted murder charges.

The victims, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, were transported to a hospital for treatment, the department reported. There's no word yet on what precipitated the attacks.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Brunson was charged with burglary, criminal threat and mayhem. Brunson was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.

Anyone with information on these knife attacks was asked to call the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station at (661) 255-1121. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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