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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

A God-fearing Georgia man killed eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors because he believed Asian women caused his sex addiction.

Robert Aaron Long, 21, killed eight people - including six Asian women - at three massage parlors on Tuesday evening.

He then fled Georgia, heading south to Florida where he intended to kill more Asian women.

Long was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. by a Georgia State Trooper who performed a PIT maneuver, causing Long's vehicle to spin out on I-75 in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

Once in custody, he confessed to the murders and said he targeted the spas because he blamed his "sex addiction" on the massage parlors and he wanted to remove "temptation."

He told investigators he was not a racist and the murders were not hate crimes.

Celebrities took to social media on Tuesday and Wednesday to voice their support for the Asian community in Atlanta.

Lulu Wang, Daniel Dae Kim and Mindy Kaling were among those who expressed their concerns for the safety of the Asian American community in Atlanta.

Responding to a tweet that read: "I want to know their names, who and what they loved, the people they had waiting for them at home, everything they hoped for," Wang wrote:

"I know these women. The ones working themselves to the bone to send their kids to school, to send money back home. In too much pain to know what else to say so I’ll just leave this here."

Bernice King and Lebron James also expressed their condolences on Twitter.