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

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 22:14:24-04

LONG BEACH, CA — A "person of interest" is in custody after a woman was beaten to death with a Bird scooter in Long Beach, police say.

According to ABC affiliate ABC7, 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.