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TEMPE - A man was taken into custody at a Tempe bar after entering a home without permission and brandishing a knife.
Police in Tempe say Akram Abdul-Hameed was arrested on Wednesday shortly after 1 a.m. at a business near Southern and Mill after he talked to officers on his cell phone and told them where he was.
Police say Abdul-Hameed entered a bedroom in the 2100 block of E. Margarita through a second-story balcony door at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Police say the people in the home know the suspect. A verbal and physical altercation took place before he left the home. He then allegedly threw a rock at the house and displayed a knife as he jumped on, and damaged, a car.
The victims provided police with a cell phone number where officers reached the suspect. He reportedly told police he was " shooting pool" in the area of Mill and Southern.
Abdul-Hameed faces charges of aggravated assault, 2 counts of misdemeanor assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct and first-degree trespassing.