August 13, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
US police have arrested a man in connection with a series of stabbings that left five dead in three states.
Police say Elias Abuelazam has ties to the towns of Flint, Michigan and Leesburg, Virginia, where nearly 20 attacks have taken place.
He was stopped at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport as he tried to board a flight to Israel.
Mr Abuelazam is an Israeli citizen and permanent US resident, a Michigan official told the Associated Press.
At a news conference on Thursday, Virginia police said they had been notified at 2130 local time on Wednesday that the suspect was attempting to leave the country by plane.