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Man held in connection with serial stabbing case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities in Virginia have announced the arrest 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.

Leesburg Police Officer Chris Jones says 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."

The attacks started May 24 in Flint.

Police had been focusing on that 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.

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