Man accused of trying to kidnap a Phoenix woman


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Posted on April 29, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 1:51 PM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Bond is set at $108,000 for a man accused of trying to kidnap a woman at knifepoint from a Phoenix business.

Brandon M. Anderson, of Fountain Hills, had his initial court appearance Tuesday. He doesn't have an attorney yet.

Phoenix police say the 28-year-old Anderson was arrested Monday after officers responded to a call from a business.

The caller said a man took an employee at knifepoint and provided a description of the suspect's vehicle. Anderson was arrested two miles away from the business.

The business, SSP America, is located near 16th and Grant streets.

He's being held on suspicion of kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say the woman knows Anderson, he allegedly threatened to hurt her with a knife if she didn't go with him and punched her in the face once while in the vehicle.

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