Woman beaten to death with electric scooter

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (WDTN) — A person of interest is in police custody after a woman was beaten to death with an electric scooter. 

The woman was just a few blocks away from home. She was walking down the street after having lunch with friends when she was violently attacked. 

It happened after noon Monday. 

Police said a man came up behind her, began attacking her, then picked up an electric scooter, and used it to beat her. 

The woman died at the scene. The suspect ran.

Police say they took a person of interest into custody about half a mile from the scene within a few hours. 

It’s unclear what provoked the attack. 

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