LEESBURG, Virginia – Police say a person of interest has been arrested in connection with a string of stabbings that left five men dead and wounded more than a dozen in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio. According to Israeli media reports, the suspect is an Israeli citizen.
In a news release, police in Leesburg, said the suspect is being held on unrelated charges.
Leesburg Police Officer Chris Jones says authorities believe the man could be the suspect and has ties to Leesburg and Flint, Michigan. Jones says police "have information that he was trying to leave the country."
The attacks started May 24 in Flint.
Police had been focusing on that area until Leesburg police reported three similar attacks last week. Toledo, Ohio authorities also say a stabbing in that city Saturday appears to be linked to the Michigan cases.