Phoenix police arrest man suspected of threatening bus driver with knife

Elio Salas

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Elio Salas

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 10:30 AM

PHOENIX – Phoenix police have arrested a man suspected of threatening a female bus driver with a knife last month.

Elio A. Salas, 33, faces charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and assault.

Salas allegedly threatened a city bus driver with a large hunting knife after arguing with her over a reduced-fare card on April 27.

Police said he then fled toward an apartment complex near 57th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Salas was arrested Tuesday morning while riding a city bus.

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