Elliot Rodger, the suspected gunman who went on a shooting and stabbing rampage near a Santa Barbara university this weekend, had been able to "fly under the radar" and conceal a history of mental instability for a long time, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Deputies from Brown's department met with Rodger on April 30 after a relative expressed concern about his well-being. Rodger told "a very convincing story" to the deputies to make them believe he wasn't going to hurt himself or anyone else. Brown said. He also did not the criteria for further intervention at that point, Brown added.

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