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Serial stabbings suspect being extradited to Mich.


ATLANTA (WKOW) -- Officials say a man suspected in a string of 18 attacks in three states, including five fatal stabbings, is being extradited from Atlanta to Michigan to face charges in at least one of the assaults.

Authorities say paperwork is being done to send Elias Abuelazam to Michigan.

Abuelazam has been held in an Atlanta jail since his Aug. 11 arrest at the city's airport. He waived extradition Aug. 13, and officials had 15 business days to bring him to Michigan.

The 33-year-old is charged with assault with intent to commit murder in the July 27 stabbing of a 26-year-old Flint man. It's one of 14 stabbings of men in the Flint area, about 70 miles northwest of Detroit. He's also suspected in similar stabbings in Virginia and Ohio.

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