Stabbings suspect unlikely to return to Michigan soon

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 14, 2010 19:02

DETROIT — An Israeli suspected in a series of stabbings in three states is not expected to be extradited to Michigan any time soon.

Michigan State Police Lt. Stephen Sipes told The Associated Press Saturday that Elias Abuelazam is "not going to be brought back today, tomorrow or Monday."

Sipes says authorities have 15 days in which to return the 33-year-old to the state where 14 of the 18 attacks occurred. Others were in Ohio and Virginia. Abuelazam waived extradition Friday in Atlanta.

He was arrested Wednesday at an Atlanta airport as he was about to board a flight to Israel.

Abuelazam is charged with assault with intent to murder in the stabbing of a man in Flint, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.


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