Man Arrested in Search for ‘Violent Predator’ Sought in Series of Attacks at L.A. Apartment Buildings

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Police announced the arrest Wednesday of a man suspected in a series of eight hot-prowl attacks, including two attempted rapes, targeted mostly women who were alone in apartment buildings in the central Los Angeles area.

A poster displayed at an Aug. 16, 2016, news conference shows an LAPD crime alert for a string of crimes that occurred in East Hollywood, Echo Park, downtown and Silver Lake. (Credit: KTLA)
A poster displayed at an Aug. 16, 2016, news conference shows an LAPD crime alert for a string of crimes that occurred in East Hollywood, Echo Park, downtown and Silver Lake. (Credit: KTLA)

The arrest of the unidentified man comes one day after authorities announced a $35,000 reward in the case.

The incidents began Aug. 1, with four attacks in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division area on the same day. The most recent was Saturday, police Lt. Joe Losorelli said.

An LAPD news release said the crimes occurred in downtown and Silver Lake/Sunset areas, in addition to Echo Park and East Hollywood.

A news conference was scheduled for Thursday to discuss the arrest.

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