A grocery store outside Portland, Oregon, became a horror scene over the weekend when a blood-covered man walked in carrying a human head.
A 911 call was placed from the Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway in Portland at about 2 p.m. Sunday reporting that a male had entered the store, soaked in blood and holding a knife and what looked like a human head.
Before the shock had a chance to register in the minds of witnesses, the scene grew more horrific as cops say the assailant stabbed a cashier with the bloody knife, according to KGW.
In a subsequent 911 call, a witness told the operator that employees had restrained the assailant and requested medical help for the victim.
Minutes later, a 911 call came from a separate scene in the town of Colton, where a caller reported finding a deceased adult female inside a residence.
That body "is connected to the separate stabbing incident at the Estacada Thriftway," the Clackamas County Sheriff's said in a release.
The suspect was taken into custody by police, but has not yet been named.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Nate Thompson said the suspect was taken to a hospital, but was likely to be released and booked into jail Monday afternoon.
In a Facebook post written after the gruesome incident, the area fire department invited anyone who felt affected to reach out for counseling.
"If anyone involved or present at the event today at Estacada Thriftway would like to talk to a chaplain, we have several available," Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 wrote.