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UPDATE: Scottsdale PD arrest man who stabbed wife in their home

Posted at 7:18 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 17:49:05-04

SCOTTSDALE — Scottsdale police have arrested a man they say stabbed his wife in their Scottsdale home early Thursday morning.

According to police, they responded to a stabbing call at a home near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale around 6 a.m.

The suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Robert Trudeau, was attempting to stab his wife to death, according to police. In an afternoon update, police say Trudeau claimed at some point during the attack that he wanted to kill her.

After being stabbed multiple times, the woman was able to break free and ran from the home, as did her teenage son, police say.

She was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Their son was uninjured, police say.

Trudeau remained inside the home when police arrived, and communicated with crisis negotiators for several hours after refusing to leave the home. A barricade situation followed, and SWAT officers responded to the scene.

Shortly after 9 a.m., Trudeau surrendered and was taken into custody.

Trudeau faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and resisting arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.