Prosecutor: Knife In Serial Stabbing Suspect's Car
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan prosecutor says a knife and hammer were found in a vehicle driven by a man suspected in a string of stabbings that left five people dead.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Thursday the knife and hammer were discovered Aug. 5 when Elias Abuelazam was pulled over in Arlington, Va., during a traffic stop.
He was wanted on a simple assault warrant in Leesburg, Va., but was released by a magistrate.
Leyton says he doesn't know if the hammer and knife were returned to Abuelazam.
Abuelazam was arrested Wednesday night before trying to board a flight to Israel from Atlanta. He's charged in Michigan with a single count of assault with intent to murder. Leyton says a motive is not known.
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