FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The arrest of a suspect in a three-state stabbing spree hasn't brought complete relief to one of Michigan's toughest cities.

Five people have been killed in and around Flint since May after a man asked for directions or said he had car trouble. It has changed the way the community views helping others, even if the assaults are over.

Flint resident Aldridge Gardner says he would help a woman who
claimed distress but not a man. Elias Abuelazam (eh-lee-AHS' ah-boo-ehl-ah-ZAHM') was arrested Wednesday night in Atlanta before a flight to Israel. He's suspected in a string of attacks against 18 people, all but four in the Flint area. The others were in Leesburg, Va., and Toledo, Ohio.

The 33-year-old Abuelazam is charged of with one count of attempted murder so far.

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