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Man Arrested After Going On Stabbing Spree In NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Charges are pending against a graffiti artist after police say he armed himself with five knives and went on a bloody 28-hour rampage across New York City that left four people dead.

The spree included three stabbing deaths and a pedestrian run down with a stolen car. Several people suffered stabbing injuries. Police say the man was arrested on a subway train. Police say Maksim Gelman, a 23-year-old unemployed drug user, was armed with a bloodied kitchen knife when he was taken into police custody yesterday morning after a manhunt from Brooklyn into Manhattan.

Police say Gelman has 10 previous arrests, mostly linked to graffiti and drugs. Authorities say the suspect made some "incoherent" statements to police.

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