PHOENIX, AZ — A 25-year-old Valley man is in police custody after he allegedly stabbed a man and then stole potentially dangerous tools Sunday.
Police say the incident started after the suspect, identified as Jared Trent Atkins, stabbed a store clerk at a gas station near 32nd Street and Indian School Road. Authorities say the store clerk was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the scene, and at approximately 3 a.m., he went to his workplace near 40th Street and Broadway Road and stole three industrial radiography inspection tools, used in commercial applications, such as inspection and detection of welding imperfections in pipes.
Authorities say at approximately 10:30 a.m., the suspect went back to his apartment near 32nd Street and Indian School Road. Officers were able to contain the suspect inside, and after several hours of negotiations, the suspect came out of the apartment and surrendered to police.
The three inspection tools were recovered in the suspect’s vehicle. The tools were undamaged, and it was determined that the public was not in any danger, said Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.