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Person of interest in custody after fatal beating with Bird scooter in Long Beach

Posted: 9:12 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 00:12:57-04
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LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A "person of interest" is in custody after a woman was beaten to death with a Bird scooter in Long Beach, police say.

The attack happened around 12:30 p.m. in the area of Obispo Avenue and 64th Street.

The woman was walking on the street when a man began attacking her, police said.

A bystander tried to intervene but at that point the suspect grabbed a Bird electric scooter from a nearby yard and continued beating the woman.

The suspect then fled the scene.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Hours later, Long Beach police took a person of interest into custody in the general vicinity of the attack.

This story is courtesy of our ABC affiliate, ABC7 in Los Angeles.