Downtown Stabbing Suspect Arrested and Charged
Anchorage Police Department
January 7, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Castro
APD Public Information Officer
Incident Update on Jan. 7, 2014 at 10:16 p.m.
The stabbing suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Rudy Thomas Jr. He has been charged with one count of Assault in the second degree and seven counts of Assault in the third degree.
Original Release sent on Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:44 p.m.
Subject: Police investigate stabbing in downtown Anchorage
Anchorage police are investigating a stabbing which took place this evening in downtown Anchorage. APD Dispatch received a call just before 9:00 p.m. reporting a male who was brandishing a knife outside near the Westmark Hotel and threatening several citizens with it. Police were able to locate the suspect on the 400 block of G Street and take him into custody. Police discovered a male victim with a stab wound to the head. He was being looked at by medics and appears at this time to have non-life threatening injuries. Official charges have not been made at this time but are expected.
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