Police Searching For Serial Attacker After Latest Assault With A Blunt Object

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The Waltham police and Massachusetts State Police are looking for a man who they believe is behind 10 assaults in Waltham, according to according to NBC Boston.

Police believe five of the attacks occurred in the city’s downtown area, and the other five occurred near the Gardencrest apartment complex, reported NBC Boston. Police patrolled the apartment complex by car and helicopter Sunday, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Two Civilians Reportedly Stop An Attempted Abduction In Philadelphia)

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Each attack involved a blunt object and occurred between 5:30 and 11:30 p.m., according to the outlet.

“I have no idea why someone would do this, and it scares me. It really terrifies me,” Waltham resident Jackie Sol told the outlet.

“I walk my dog. He can be outside and hurt me,” said Cris Elias, also a Waltham resident.

One victim who lives at Gardencrest was smoking a cigarette by a dumpster next to the railroad tracks when he was assaulted, the outlet reported. The attacker also assaulted a mailman at the apartment complex.

Peter Faccenda, a Waltham resident who lives at Gardencrest, believed the attacker is hiding behind the dumpster before he attacks.

“It’s easy to hide in the track area or behind the dumpster and come out when someone is about to dump their trash,” he said.