The man suspected in a high-profile series of stabbings in Michigan, Virginia and Ohio that resulted in at least 20 attacks and five deaths was arrested at the Atlanta airport as he tried to board a plane bound for Israel, according to MSNBC and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. All but one of the victims were black or dark-skinned men.
Police say the unidentified man was apprehended at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as he attempted to board a Delta flight 152 for Tel Aviv. The suspect was later handed over to the FBI and Atlanta police. The man reportedly was traveling on an expired Israeli passport and has been identified as an Israeli citizen who lived near Flint, according to Detroit 4.
"Based on over 500 tips police received, they learned the suspect worked at a party store north of Flint. Officers checked surveillance video from the store to confirm the suspect previously worked at that store. Authorities were able to obtain search warrants and track the suspect electronically through several states. The manager told Local 4 the man worked there for about a month. He started on July 5 and hasn't been seen since Aug. 1. Police said the man lived in the Flint-area but is an Israeli citizen. He is in the US legally, according to an anonymous source."