- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a man on a bicyclist (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Los Angeles police say the suspect who rode around on a bicycle and slashed the faces of at least nine people is a 19-year-old homeless man.

Capt. Dan Randolph says the man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder after police received hundreds of tips from residents.

Randolph says the suspect has terrorized communities in and around South Los Angeles since last month.



The victims, including a 13-year-old, received slashing wounds. At least two people were hospitalized with severe injuries. All are expected to survive.

Stefany Coboz told KNBC-TV she received a deep gash under her left ear, and the man turned and laughed at her after the attack.

Police say the assailant rode a mountain bike and carried an unknown type of “edged weapon.”

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4:30 p.m.

Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect they say rode around on a bicycle and slashed the faces of at least six people.

Officer Norma Eisenman on Wednesday confirmed the arrest, but she did not immediately have additional details.

The slasher is believed to have struck six times since last month.

Police said earlier that a man standing near a bus stop was attacked on Monday, and a woman was slashed about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

They were hospitalized with severe injuries and are expected to survive.

Similar attacks happened in the same area of South Los Angeles on March 20 and in the neighboring cities of South Gate and Lynwood on March 27.

Police say the assailant rode a mountain bike and wielded an unknown type of “edged weapon.”

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1:50 p.m.

Los Angeles police say they are trying to find a bicyclist who rides close to people and slashes their faces. He is believed to have struck six times since last month.

Police in a statement said that a man standing near a bus stop was attacked on Monday and a woman was slashed about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

They were hospitalized with severe injuries and are expected to survive.

Similar attacks happened in the same area of South Los Angeles on March 20 and in the neighboring cities of South Gate and Lynwood on March 27.

Police say the assailant has used an unknown type of “edged weapon” and was last seen on a black and green mountain bike.

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