Woman stabbed after AA meeting in Mesa

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Police on the scene of a stabbing in Mesa on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Source: Jim Fry, KPHO/KTVK) Police on the scene of a stabbing in Mesa on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Source: Jim Fry, KPHO/KTVK)
MESA, AZ (AP) -

Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing a woman after she finished an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Mesa.

Authorities say 23-year-old Evan Sharp was taken into custody Saturday night but have not said what charges he faces.

According to police, Sharp was also attending the meeting and allegedly waited until it was done to stab the victim in the neck.

Police say other members restrained Sharp until they arrived.

The victim, who is in her 20s, was in stable condition after surgery. Authorities say she is expected to recover.

Investigators say witness accounts indicate the suspect and the victim did not speak during the meeting or know each other outside the group.

Police say they arrived separately and it was the first AA meeting for both.

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