Homeless man arrested after Phoenix jail incident

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Jesse Bustos Arce, 33 By Mike Gertzman Jesse Bustos Arce, 33 By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A knife-wielding homeless man is in custody after allegedly making threatening statements in the lobby of the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix.

County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that 33-year-old Jesse Bustos Arce is being held in the jail's psychiatric unit.

He was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Sheriff's officials say Arce was visiting the jail and went into the men's bathroom of the Fourth Avenue Jail.

They say he exited the bathroom brandishing two knives and making threatening statements.

When Arce refused orders to drop the weapons, jail officials say a detention officer used a stun gun to subdue him.

It was unclear Wednesday if Arce has a lawyer yet.

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