FLINT, Mich. -- A man suspected in 18 attacks in three states, including five fatal stabbings, has been ordered held without bond.
Thirty-three-year-old Elias Abuelazam (A'-boo-LAH'-zuhm) was arraigned by video in a Flint, Mich., court Thursday on a charge of assault with intent to murder in connection with a July 27 attack.
Prosecutors had asked for a $10 million bond, citing the severity of the attacks and concern that Abuelazam is a flight risk. Judge Nathaniel Perry III instead ordered him held without bond.
Abuelazam was extradited to Michigan from Atlanta earlier in the day. He was arrested at Atlanta's airport on Aug. 11.
Police say Abuelazam is a suspect in 14 stabbings in the Flint area. He's also suspected in similar stabbings in Virginia and Ohio.