FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Police in Michigan are looking for a man believed to beresponsible for the stabbing deaths of five men and the wounding ofeight others since May.
All but one of the victims has been black, but authoritiesaren't ready to call the attacks racially motivated, according toThe Detroit News and Detroit Free Press on Friday.
Ten attacks occurred in Flint, which is a predominantly blackcity about 50 miles northwest of Detroit and three others were innearby communities.
"We don't know if he's targeting male blacks or that's who he'scoming across walking late at night," Flint Police Sgt. J. LeighGolden told the Free Press.
Officials said all the victims were stabbed and one person isthought to be behind them.
Survivors have said they were attacked by a muscular-built whiteman with light-colored hair. In some cases they were asked fordirections or told of truck troubles before being attacked.
The most recent victim, 49-year-old Arnold Minor, was found deadMonday in Flint.
He had been walking home after dinner at his brother's home anda visit with his mother, his sister Stephanie Ward told The DetroitNews. Buses had stopped running for the night and Minor decided towalk the 10 miles home.
"When they found him, he wasn't far from home," Ward said. "Hebled to death on the street. You don't know what goes throughsomebody's mind to do something like that."
Rashandia Jones works at the cleaners not far from where Minor'sbody was found.
"We're just trying to get the word out to our friends andfamily," said Jones told the Free Press. "Watch where you'reat."
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