Man arrested in deadly double stabbing at Phoenix restaurant

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 2:08 PM

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PHOENIX -- One man is behind bars after a dispute involving four business partners ended with a double stabbing at their restaurant at Northern and 35th avenues in Phoenix Thursday morning.
 
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson identified the suspect Friday morning as Tony Phung, 51.
 
According to Thompson, an argument among the owners of Pho 35 Vietnamese Noodle House escalated into a physical fight and 40- and 42-year-old brothers were stabbed with a knife shortly before 11 a.m.
 
The two victims, Brandon Hoang and Timmy Hoang, were transported to a local hospital where they died from their injuries.
 
Vietnamese translators were called in to help determine what occurred. Police questioned Phung and his brother, Tim Phung, as well as restaurant staff.
 
Police said the disagreement was over the hiring and firing of employees.
 
Phung was eventually arrested and booked on two counts of second-degree murder. His bond was set at $1 million.

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