Police arrested a New Mexico resident after he stabbed eleven people while riding his bicycle Sunday evening, according to authorities.
The Albuquerque Police Department arrested 42-year-old Tobias Gutierrez and booked him into jail overnight for the stabbings of eleven victims along Central Avenue and Wyoming Blvd.
The first stabbing was reported Sunday at 11:15 a.m. and led officers to a man with a laceration on his hand. A few miles east a second call came in after Gutierrez ask a man for money, screamed obscenities at him, stabbed him in the arm, then rode away on his bicycle. Gutierrez continued on his stabbing spree attacking one victim at a homeless encampment and another in front of an apartment building. Police also responded to an incident where two victims sustained neck wounds after Gutierrez attempted to stab customers at a convenience store.
Some of the victims were treated and released, while others suffered serious injuries and were admitted to the hospital.
Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said the stabbings appeared to be random and primarily took place along Central Avenue at various times.
“There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason,” Gallegos said.
Gutierrez has a criminal history of burglary, drug possession, and driving under the influence. In 2014, he failed to appear in court after being arrested for driving on a revoked license. He responded to the court with a handwritten note saying that he was in federal custody in another county and was working on improving himself.