Man arrested for allegedly attacking 3 people on Olentangy Trail Thursday

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Police announced Thursday that it has arrested a man suspected of attacking three runners/bikers on the Olentangy Trail.

The suspect, 32-year-old Christopher Bosewell, was arrested on W. 5th Ave and charged with 2 counts of felonious assault. Police say no injuries were reported, and “an edged weapon” was recovered. 

Detectives are investigating to see whether he is connected to other attacks or crimes.

According to court documents, Bosewell is accused of lunging at a female jogger several times with the weapon, and swinging the weapon at a man who was riding his bicycle. 

Joggers, bikers, and runners, like Lenin Madrid, are stunned. 

“When you encounter this, it’s kind of like, ‘oh my goodness. This is not what I suspected,'” said Madrid. “I have two daughters. My wife, they used to actually go there, walking, jogging.”

This is the latest in a number of incidents on the Olentangy Trail. Columbus Police reported a man exposed himself to a female jogger on Saturday, July 23. 

A woman said she and a friend were biking near King Avenue when a man jumped at them with a knife on Tuesday, July 18. 

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