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Police Say Uncle Bought His Plane Ticket to Israel
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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A prosecutor says police have searched the Flint house of the uncle of serial knife-slaying suspect Elias Abuelazam.

Authorities suspect Abuelazam of killing five men in and around Flint during a stabbing spree against 18 men and boys in Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Leesburg, Va.

He's jailed in Atlanta awaiting extradition to Michigan.

The Flint Journal says the search happened Wednesday. It says Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton wouldn't reveal what police were seeking.

The uncle bought a $3,000 ticket for Abuelazam to return to his native Israel. He was arrested at Atlanta's airport before boarding the international leg of the flight.

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