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Person detained in probe of San Diego homeless attacks

  • San Diego Police document the scene where a homeless man was attacked Friday, July 15, 2016, in downtown San Diego. San Diego police have detained a person in the investigation of attacks on homeless men that have left three dead. Friday's attack would be the fifth in the series that began July 3. No information about the detained person has been released. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    San Diego Police document the scene where a homeless man was attacked Friday, July 15, 2016, in downtown San Diego. San Diego police have detained a person in the investigation of attacks on homeless men that have left three dead. Friday's attack would be the fifth in the series that began July 3. No information about the detained person has been released. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police official walks near where a man was beaten Friday, July 15, 2016, in San Diego. San Diego police early Friday detained a person in the investigation of a spate of deadly attacks on homeless men — shortly after finding the latest victim, a 55-year-old man bleeding under the freeway overpass with severe trauma to his upper body. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    A police official walks near where a man was beaten Friday, July 15, 2016, in San Diego. San Diego police early Friday detained a person in the investigation of a spate of deadly attacks on homeless men — shortly after finding the latest victim, a 55-year-old man bleeding under the freeway overpass with severe trauma to his upper body. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police official walks near where a man was beaten Friday, July 15, 2016, in San Diego. San Diego police early Friday detained a person in the investigation of a spate of deadly attacks on homeless men — shortly after finding the latest victim, a 55-year-old man bleeding under the freeway overpass with severe trauma to his upper body. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    A police official walks near where a man was beaten Friday, July 15, 2016, in San Diego. San Diego police early Friday detained a person in the investigation of a spate of deadly attacks on homeless men — shortly after finding the latest victim, a 55-year-old man bleeding under the freeway overpass with severe trauma to his upper body. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)  (The Associated Press)

San Diego police have detained a person in the investigation of attacks on homeless men that have left three dead.

Capt. David Nisleit tells KNSD-TV (http://bit.ly/29DwrxF ) that the person was detained early Friday after a new attack on a sleeping man.

Officers responding to screams found a 55-year-old man with significant trauma to his upper torso.

No information about the detained person has been released.

Friday's attack would be the fifth in the series that began July 3.

Earlier this month, police arrested a man in the case, but no charges were filed and he was released.

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Information from: KNSD-TV, http://www.nbcsandiego.com/index.html