Man Suspected of Serial Stabbing Spree Arrested in Atlanta

Authorities in Atlanta have arrested a man in connection with a three-state serial stabbing spree that resulted in at least 20 attacks and five deaths, many in Michigan.

Police in Leesburg, Va., said Thursday the man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and was being held on unrelated charges, according to FOX News.

Leesburg Police Officer Chris Jones said authorities believe the man could be the suspect and has ties to Leesburg and Flint, Mich. Jones says police "have information that he was trying to leave the country."

Police had been focusing on the Flint area until Leesburg police reported three similar attacks last week. Toledo, Ohio, authorities also say a stabbing in that city Saturday appears to be linked to the Michigan cases, Richmond Times Dispatch reports.