Suspect in triple stabbing identified

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Waley Cheong, a 23-year-old San Francisco man, has been identified as the suspect in a deadly stabbing at a home in unincorporated Redwood City on Tuesday that killed one victim and injured two others, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the home in the 500 block of Sequoia Avenue just after 5 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. They learned Cheong entered the home and violently attacked three of the residents, including women ages 20 and 54 and also a 65-year-old man, officials said.

One of the victims died, and during the altercation Cheong was also stabbed fatally. The other two victims were transported to a local hospital, where they are being treated, the sheriff’s office said.

Cheong was a former acquaintance of one of the victims, deputies learned, and the motive is being investigated.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Fava at (650) 363-4192 or via email at