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Authorities Wednesday identified a man who went on a stabbing spree that left three people injured in Hollywood before being fatally shot by police at a fast-food restaurant late last month.

Solomon Picart, 37, of Long Beach died at the scene of the Jan. 31 shooting, according to the coroner’s office, which said his next of kin were out of the country and there was a delay in notifying them.

Firefighters and officers had responded about 2 p.m. that day to the area of Sunset Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, where a suspect had stabbed a man riding a bicycle.

The suspect then headed east, entered a Jack in the Box restaurant, and stabbed two other men, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers arrived, and Picart was shot after a failed attempt to subdue him was made with a stun gun, the LAPD reported.

Police said the stabbings were random, and Picart did not know any of the victims. Two had critical injuries and the third suffered lesser injuries, the LAPD reported.

—City News Service

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