Police investigating to see if arrest made in Indian Creek Trail stabbing connected to series of similar crimes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KCPD officers have made an arrest in a stabbing along a popular South Kansas City bike trail. Now they are trying to figure out if the same man could be responsible for as many as four similar attacks in the past month near 103rd Street and Wornall Road.

None of those victims were people walking or biking along the Indian Creek Trail, all were homeless.

FOX 4 spoke one woman who was stabbed, and another who was hit in the head with a rock last week. Neither could identify their attacker.

At this point police haven’t named the suspect, or said whether he’s homeless. But the attacks have drawn the attention of those who use the trail and shop at the nearby QuikTrip.

"It's just a matter of time, someone will get involved and probably end up with some violence as well, maybe trying to break up something that they encounter between two other people," Matthew Schaitel said.

Police say they need to track down those other victims again to try to see if the same suspect is responsible for all of them, but they are taking steps to protect everybody in the meantime.

They plan to work to clear the homeless camp Tuesday morning. They say they will work with the homeless to try to find them shelter or some place else to go.



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