Updpate 16 March: The defendant, identified as José Antonio G.S., has been processed through the Courts and is now in custody in Tenerife II prison, the Guardia Civil says.
Update 15 March: Police say that the man has now been discharged from Candelaria hospital, and has been taken to the comisaria in Playa de las Américas.
Update 14 March: Police say that the man arrested last night for these killings has been transferred to Candelaria Hospital where he is being pyschiatrically assessed, and remains under police guard. Meanwhile, Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has declared three days of official mourning for the deaths. All public events, concerts and the like, have been cancelled.
Original post 13 March: A 42-year-old Adeje man, originally from Cape Verde, is under arrest tonight after killing three members of his family in their home in Calle Basalto in Piedra Hincada, Guía de Isora. One of the victims was his 4-year-old son, while the other two are said to be his partner’s parents, a woman of 50 and a man of 60. He was stopped around 9pm this evening after leaving the house carrying a knife and shouting that he had killed his family. He was found to have slashed his wrists, and was taken to a south-Tenerife hospital where he remains under police guard.