By Megan Taros, Aug 04, 2013 05:26 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: Screenshot) One was killed as a car allegedly being commandeered by Nathan Campbell, 38, barreled down Venice Beach Boardwalk.
A man who was seen speeding down the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Calif., Nathan Campbell, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in what police described as a "guy bent on doing evil," CNN reported. Campbell allegedly intentionally rammed into pedestrians on the boardwalk in Saturday's incident and killed a woman who was on her honeymoon, her husband told police. Authorities said 11 others were injured.
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Police arrested Campbell, 38, at his home shortly after the incident. He is being held on $1 million bail. Police did not provide any additional details nor give a possible motive for the attack, USA Today reported. The woman who was killed has been identified as Alice Gruppioni, 32, from Italy. Police said it did not appear that Campbell targeted anyone on a personal basis.
"There no indication that he knew anybody that he hit," LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said, according to CNN. "It looks like this guy wanted to run over a bunch of people. One guy bent on doing evil."
Witnesses described the scene to reporters, with some saying Campbell was driving at least 60 mph down the boardwalk cluttered with people. Laura Blackburn, who was visiting the boardwalk that evening, said Campbell was swerving, appearing to want to intentionally strike pedestrians and damaging tents and equipment that happened to be in the way.
"There were people flying, laying on the ground, tents flying everywhere. If he wanted to kill people, he came on a perfect time, 5 p.m. on a Saturday in the summer in Venice Beach," Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
Campbell eventually stopped and got out of the car, the Los Angeles Times reported. One person remains in critical condition.