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Man stabbed up to 30 times at Phoenix bus stop; Arrest made

March 18, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a suspect is jailed on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a man up to 30 times at a bus stop.

They say 30-year-old Michael Angelo Smith is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Police didn’t list a possible motive for the incident early Sunday.

It was unclear Monday if Smith has a lawyer yet.

Witnesses told police that the victim was stabbed repeatedly before Phoenix Fire Department responders were able to stop the attack.

Police say the man was stabbed in the neck, back and side and was hospitalized in serious condition.

His name and age weren’t immediately released.

Court documents show Smith used a six-inch folding knife and it was bent backward because of the force used to stab the victim.