Man Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing 11 People While Riding Bicycle

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Police arrested a suspect who allegedly stabbed eleven people while riding his bicycle Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Albuquerque Police Department announced the arrest of 42-year-old Tobias Gutierrez and booked him into jail overnight for the stabbings of eleven victims along Central Avenue and Wyoming Blvd., ABC News reported. All eleven victims are currently in stable condition.

The first stabbing was reported Sunday at 11:15 a.m., leading officers to discover a man suffering a laceration to his hand, the outlet reported. A few miles east, Gutierrez allegedly stabbed a man in the arm near a smoke shop after asking him for money and screaming obscene language on his bicycle. (RELATED: Family Of 6 Stabbed At Home While Asleep: REPORT)

Another stabbing occurred at a homeless encampment and another in front of an apartment building, according to the outlet. Police responded to an incident where two victims suffered from neck wounds after a man reportedly attempted to stab customers at a convenience store.

Some of the victims have been treated and released from the hospital, while others suffered serious injuries, the outlet reported.

Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the stabbings mostly took place along Central Avenue and took place at different times, the outlet reported. He said the stabbings appeared to be random.

“There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason,” Gallegos said, according to the outlet.

Gutierrez has a criminal history of burglary, drug possession and driving under the influence, the outlet reported. In 2014, he failed to appear to court when charged with driving on a revoked license. He responded to the court with a handwritten note that he was in federal custody in another county and was working on improving himself.