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Police: Suspected serial killer arrested in U.S. also suspect in Israel stabbing attack

Elias Abuelazam, 33, appeared briefly in an Atlanta courtroom and agreed to return to Michigan to face an attempted murder charge in one of the attacks.

Published 22:49 13.08.10


Israeli police said Friday that the suspect in stabbings in three U.S. states was also a suspect in a separate stabbing attack in Israel earlier this year, but charges were never pressed.

A senior police commander said Elias Abuelazam was believed to have stabbed a close acquaintance during an argument in a parked car in central Israel about six months ago. The commander said police dropped the case because the victim refused to cooperate with investigators.

The commander spoke on condition of anonymity because he was barred from speaking to the media under official policy.

Abuelazam is suspected of attacking people in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia, leaving five people dead and 13 wounded. He

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Added: Aug-14-2010 
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