PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A man has been arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing onboard a bus in downtown Phoenix.
According to a statement released by Phoenix police Monday afternoon, the incident happened just after 10:00 a.m., when suspect, identified as 33-year-old Edgar Dominguez, ran onto a bus that had stopped on Van Buren, just east of Central Avenue. Dominguez had a brief interaction with the bus driver over fare payment, and then produced a large knife and stabbed 49-year-old Chris Kombol, who entered the bus in front of the suspect.
Kombol died at the scene. Detectives are reportedly working to identify whether the suspect and the victim had any prior relationship.
Dominguez, according to police, was located and arrested in the 700 block of Polk Street. The knife allegedly used in the incident was also recovered near where the suspect was arrested. He faces first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges.
In addition Kombol, police said another 33-year-old man was cut during the incident.
The incident resulted in the closing of Van Buren in both directions, between 2nd Street and Central Avenue.
Van Buren St EB/WB between 2nd St and Central Ave is CLOSED due to police activity. Avoid the area.. #phxtraffic— MCDOT News (@MCDOTNews) May 1, 2017
The street has since been reopened.