Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victims of a driver who crashed about 10 vehicles near downtown Los Angeles on Monday.

Police Chief Michel Moore said Diosdado Tzintzunespindo, 37, of Temecula, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and is on $440,000 bond.

“There was an arrest of an individual at approximately 3 p.m. near Morton Avenue in Echo Park, which is in the Elysian Park neighborhood,” Moore told the city’s police board at the meeting. Tuesday.

“This individual was involved in a series of vehicular assaults on multiple victims in the Elysian Park and Chinatown neighborhoods of Los Angeles,” he added.

The suspect was driving his silver 2004 Nissan Xterra and “purposely” rammed into several vehicles, including parked cars, Moore said.

“We have taken a statement from him and will continue to investigate the circumstances. Given the traffic flows that were occurring in the areas where he was traveling, we believe it is very possible that there were additional casualties,” Moore said.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has identified more than 13 victims, including an LAPD employee returning from lunch and an employee from the water and power department, Moore said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Detective Kim at the Central Area Department Station at 213-833-3750 or [email protected]. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit bit.ly/3LLi5A3.

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