Man Believed to Be Serial Killer Arrested in Georgia for 20 Attacks
August 12, 2010
Michigan (ChattahBox) – A Michigan man believed to be responsible for at least 20 stabbings over three different states, five of which led to the deaths of the victims, has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, CBS reports.
The unnamed man was arrested on unrelated charges following an anonymous tip from a source who said they had possible information about a violent attack. This led police to the man, who is still awaiting any possible formal charges on the murders and assaults.
According to police, the attacks mostly happened in Flint Michigan, but there were also attacks in Leesburg, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia, all states in which the suspect has ties.
Almost all were done with knives, and most survived the assault, though one man was hit in the head with a hammer, of which he also survived. Five people were killed.
While Flint authorities have been reluctant to release a possible motive, Leesburg police have openly stated that they believe the crime to have been racially motivated. Almost all victims were African American men, with no other similarities, such age, social status, or physical appearance. The suspect is white.