Fugitive sex assault suspect arrested in Phoenix

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PHOENIX – A suspect wanted for kidnapping and sexual assault in northern Arizona was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix.

FBI agents and U.S. marshals took Noah Grant Jr. into custody without incident near 22nd and Devonshire avenues.

Grant allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint Monday in Pinon, Ariz., on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Further details were not released.

"Today's arrest was the collaborative effort between the United States Marshals Service, El Mirage Police Department, and the FBI's Fugitive Task Force which is comprised of Mesa Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, and the Phoenix Police Department," said FBI Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal Jr.

"Alleged crimes of violence such as this will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with our federal, state, local and tribal partners to ensure that our community remains safe," he continued.

"Predators in our communities don't stand a chance when agencies combine efforts towards a common goal," said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales. "We will continue to support our law enforcement partners in an effort to reduce violent crime."