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ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a suspect in a string of 20 stabbings that terrorized people across three states and left five dead was arrested in front of startled passengers at an airport gate as he tried to board a plane for Israel.

A judge in Flint, Michigan, where the attacks began in late May, signed a warrant Thursday charging 33-year-old Elias Abuelazam with assault with intent to murder in connection with a July 27th stabbing.

Atlanta police say they went to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at the request of Michigan State Police and paged Abuelazam over the intercom as he waited to board a Delta Air Lines flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.

The suspect has ties to Flint and to Leesburg, Virginia, the site of three similar attacks last week, Leesburg Police Officer Chris Jones said. The victims have been mostly black, and police suspect the attacks may have been racially motivated.

 

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