View Full Version : Suspect in MI, OH, VA serial stabbings/murders arrested before takeoff in Atlanta

08-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Michigan State Police had told Atlanta authorities Elias Abuelazam was waiting at Gate E-17 for a 10:15 p.m. Delta Air Lines flight Wednesday. He had a ticket to Tel Aviv, about 20 minutes from the town where his family lives in Ramleh, a mixed Arab-Jew town in the center of Israe.

After being paged, Abuelazam, carrying an expired Israeli passport, simply walked up to the ticket counter at the gate, where four Atlanta police officers were waiting to take him into custody.


Initially they thought Abuelazam allegedly was only targeting frail, elderly black men. But two white men and a 17-year-old have since been added to the list. Three victims were in Leesburg, Va., one was in Toledo, Ohio, and the rest were in Flint.

Survivors said their attacker would ask for directions or help with a broken-down car and then would suddenly pull a knife, stab them and drive away.

Flint Journal blog:


Report: Stabbing Suspect Identified As Elias Abuelazam, Former Leesburg Resident


This dude has lived in more parts of the country than I have! Glad they caught him before he left the country. :lynch:

08-12-2010, 11:09 PM
Glad they finally found the psycho before he could flee the country.