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Scottsdale police arrest a suspect in bicyclist's death

Posted: 1:47 PM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 19:47:02Z

Police in Scottsdale say they've arrested a suspect in death of a bicyclist earlier this year.

They say 49-year-old Daniel James Hinton was taken into custody without incident Wednesday and is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder.
    
It's unclear if Hinton has a lawyer yet.
    
Police say 58-year-old Bryan Blair was riding his bike the evening of Feb. 22 when an unidentified man deliberately stuck a long metal object into the front spokes.
    
Blair was thrown over the bike and died a few weeks later in a hospital.
    
Witnesses told police that the suspect got into the driver's seat of a car occupied by a passenger and fled the scene.
    
Police say detectives used surveillance videos, witness statements and technical evidence to place Hinton at the crime scene.