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Police: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of man in Phoenix

Posted: 5:37 PM, Aug 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 23:37:50Z

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man in south Phoenix.

Phoenix police say 21-year-old Christian Hernandez was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

It was unclear Wednesday if he has a lawyer yet.

Police responded to a report of a stabbing near Interstate 17 and Central Avenue around noon Tuesday.

Witnesses say they saw a man stab the victim and then flee the scene on a bicycle.

Officers arrived and detained Hernandez nearby and police say he had a knife in his possession.

Police say 40-year-old Timothy Boehler was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

They say a motive in the fatal stabbing is unclear.