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VIDEO: I-10 graffiti suspect caught by DPS trooper in Phoenix

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 13:03:11-04

PHOENIX — Video shows a downtown Phoenix graffiti suspect being caught by an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper early Tuesday morning.

The suspect was seen spray-painting the wall in the I-10 westbound tunnel before 5 a.m.

Video from an Arizona Department of Transportation camera shows the man taking his time with different colors of canned paint before he grabs his backpack and tries to run.

A DPS trooper is then seen running after the suspect onto the nearby off-ramp before he's taken down a short distance away. Eventually, other troopers run to the scene as the suspect is being taken into custody.

DPS says the trooper used a Taser on the suspect. No major injuries were reported.

No further information is known about the incident, but the off-ramp was blocked for a short time.

The suspect has been identified as Samuel Joseph Holguin.