Woman crashes car in California supermarket parking lot after apparently killing her two kids and leaving bodies in nearby hotel room: cops

The 42-year-old Arizona mom was arrested on suspicion of killing her children after directing Santa Ana, Calif., officers to the Hampton Inn & Suites, where the kids lay dead. She was released from a hospital into police custody on Saturday night.

Anthony Bertagna, with the Santa Ana Police Department talks with media Saturday Sept. 14, 2013,  outside the Hampton Inn Suites  in Santa Ana, Calif., where the bodies of two children were found dead. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer)

Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department talks with reporters on Saturday.  Mindy Schauer/AP

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – An apparently suicidal Arizona mother was arrested on suspicion of killing her two children after crashing her car in a Southern California supermarket then directing police to a nearby hotel room where the kids lay dead, authorities said.

The 42-year-old woman from Scottsdale, was released from a hospital into police custody on Saturday night, Santa Ana police spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

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Taser Used on Samurai Sword-Wielding Man

The man was yelling profanities and swinging the swords in a busy shopping center

Taser Used on Samurai Sword-Wielding Man

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Police examine two samurai-style swords taken from a man who was swinging them outside of a Santa Ana restaurant on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

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A man wielding two samurai swords in a Santa Ana, Calif., shopping center was zapped with a stun gun by police Friday night after he refused to put down the blades, police said.

Police responded to numerous 911 calls about a man swinging two large samurai-style swords in a busy shopping center along Harbor Boulevard near McFadden Avenue about 11:15 p.m., according to a Santa Ana Police Department watch commander.

After refusing commands to put down the sharp 19- and 27-inch swords and yelling profanities, officers used a Taser the man and brought him and the swords under control, police said.

The man, who police only identified as an adult male, was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for psychological evaluation.

No one was injured by the swords, police said.