FLINT, Mich., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A man charged with one death in a series of knife attacks on African-Americans faces new charges in Michigan Thursday, officials said.
Elias Abuelazam, 34, was being held in a Flint, Mich., jail on charges stemming from six of 18 suspected stabbing attacks in three states, The Detroit News reported.
Genesse County Prosecutor David Leyton, and other Flint-area police authorities were to announce new charges at a news conference Thursday morning, the newspaper said.
Leyton said the charges would be based on results of scientific evidence. Abuelazam has been charged with one slaying and five non-fatal attacks.
Investigators said Abuelazam stalked African-American men on the streets of Flint, Toledo, Ohio, and Leesburg, Va., before being arrested at an airport in Atlanta.
DNA evidence allegedly linked Abuelazam to the Aug. 2 killing of Arnold Minor in Flint. He has been held without bond in the Genesee County Jail since federal agents returned him to Michigan, the report said.
Abuelazam was arrested while awaiting a flight to Tel Aviv.