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The Latest: Arrest made in triple killing at California home

February 15, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a triple killing at a Southern California home (all times local):

7 p.m.

A man who went to a hospital emergency room has been arrested on suspicion of killing three people at a Southern California home.

Newport Beach police say they arrested 27-year-old Camden Burton Nicholson of Newport Beach on Wednesday night. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.

Irvine police talked to Nicholson in a local hospital Wednesday. They then asked Newport Beach officers to check on the welfare of residents at a large home in a gated neighborhood.

There, officers found the bodies of two women and a man.

The Los Angeles Times says property records show Nicholson is a relative of the homeowners.

The names of the victims and details of the killings haven’t been released. There’s also no word on a motive.

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7:35 a.m.

Authorities say two women and a man were found dead in a home in a community in Southern California.

Newport Beach police say officers made a welfare check at the home late Wednesday after a request by police in the nearby city of Irvine.

They say Irvine police asked for the check after contacting a man in a hospital emergency room. The man has been detained for investigation.

Authorities say the deaths are being investigated as homicides. They say there is no ongoing threat to the community.