Long Beach, California – Long Beach police said a man who was accused of wounding two people in a stabbing incident was taken into custody.
After receiving reports of a man smashing his vehicle into other cars and stabbing two individuals during a 30-minute crime spree, the Huntington Beach Police Department arrested Chidi Benjamin Uzomah, 37, on an accusation of attempted murder at 10:11 a.m. in Huntington Beach.
A stabbing in the 2100 block of Atlantic Avenue, near the Burnett Neighborhood Library, was reported at 7:47 a.m. on Monday, according to police. According to authorities, the victim in this case said that he was driving when he was engaged in a traffic accident with Uzomah. The accident then escalated into an altercation between the drivers, and Uzomah reportedly stabbed the victim in the upper torso before leaving the scene.
According to LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher, 11 minutes later, a man sitting in his vehicle in downtown Long Beach called the police department and reported that a driver, who was believed to be Uzomah, had driven into him with his car, gotten out, and then proceeded to cut the tires off his vehicle. In this particular instance, the victim remained uninjured.
Officers were sent to North Long Beach at around 8:16 a.m. after receiving a report of a man being stabbed in the upper body near a residential area. Gallagher stated that both of the victims who were stabbed in the upper body were taken to a nearby hospital. Both of them are expected to recover from their injuries.
Huntington Beach police arrested Uzomah in the area of Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway after the last incident.
Uzomah was booked on suspicion of three charges of attempted murder, criminal vandalism, and hit-and-run after the LBPD established that he was the individual responsible for all three incidents earlier that morning. While the investigation is still underway, his bail has been set at $1 million.