Michigan police said officers arrested a 26-year-old man on Friday who they claim was in the middle of a killing spree, having killed two women and planning to kill two more.
A woman called the Eaton County Sheriff's Office early Friday about a man who was knocking at her door and texting her, writing that "he loved her so he spared her, and she would know what that meant soon," according to the Ingham County Sheriff's Office.
Police said at a news conference Friday that the man then told the woman that he "had been ridding the demons of some dear friends of his."
Though the man left before police arrived at the woman's home, he was stopped on Interstate 69 and arrested on outstanding warrants.
According to police, the man showed officers some photos on his phone, and they appeared to show two deceased women.
After viewing the photos, authorities conducted welfare checks at the women's homes and found the bodies of a 26-year-old woman and a 32-year-old woman. They both died from multiple blunt force trauma, police said.
"There is no doubt the suspect was on a killing spree," the sheriff's office said. "And his quick capture probably saved many lives."
Police said authorities also identified two others the man planned to kill and that they are accounted for and safe.
The suspect, who police did not identify, is being held at the Eaton County jail, CNN reported.