At minimum 10 males have been attacked over the last three months.
Authorities are giving a $5,000 reward to come across the individual, or persons, liable for a string of violent assaults on the streets of Waltham, Massachusetts.
At minimum 10 males have been attacked by a blunt power object given that Nov. 10, together with a male out for an evening stroll, an additional who was taking the trash out and a Postal Company employee who was providing mail, in accordance to the Waltham Police Office.
A achievable 11th attack on a sufferer who sustained injuries to the deal with was named into the nameless tip line, but that assault has not been verified, Detective Sgt. Stephen McCarthy told reporters Tuesday at a media conference.
All of the assaults have appeared random and unprovoked, authorities claimed. In every single attack, the sufferer was approached from guiding, Police Chief Keith MacPherson reported.
A prospective motive for the attacks “seems to be the thrill of the assault — so an individual who is extremely violent and enjoys seeing a person hurt by this,” MacPherson extra.
The victims have sustained “fairly really serious accidents,” which includes fractures and lacerations to the face, MacPherson stated. Some had been hospitalized but all have been taken care of and introduced.
Victims variety in age from their 20s to late 40s and are amid a variety of demographics.
The attacks seemed to in the beginning be confined to 1 apartment complex but sooner or later unfold to the city’s downtown region, police claimed.
Police launched surveillance movie in excess of the weekend showing an individual they think could be the suspect, described as a Black male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, and 160 to 180 kilos.
Reverse 911 calls have been made to inhabitants to caution them to be vigilant and mindful of their surroundings just before the suspect is caught, putting the metropolis on edge.
“There is unquestionably a concern issue in our town proper now,” McCarthy explained. “We have by no means skilled nearly anything like this.”
ABC News’ Invoice Hutchinson contributed to this report.