Man at center of ASU PD warning arrested after traffic stop

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Mishal Almustaneer (Source: ASU Police Department) Mishal Almustaneer (Source: ASU Police Department)

The potentially violent suspect who was the center of a warning made by the Arizona State University Police Department was arrested late Monday night and is facing a variety of charges.

Mishal Almustaneer was taken into custody in the course of a traffic stop in Mesa a few hours after the ASU Police Department tweeted out a warning about him.

[ORIGINAL STORY: ASU PD warns residents, students about potentially violent suspect]

According to Sgt. Josie Montengro of the Tempe Police Department, Almustaneer was the passenger in a vehicle stopped by the Gilbert Police Department in Mesa shortly after 10 p.m.

Gilbert officers handed him over to Tempe P.D., which had been searching for him.

Almustaneer was wanted in connection with aggravated assaults and firearms violations. Police said he was seen pointing a gun at people but wouldn't give any other details.

“Do not attempt to approach this individual,” the ASU Police Department alert, which was tweeted just before 1:30 p.m., stated. “He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Less than nine hours after that tweet, Almustaneer was in custody.

Montengro said he is looking at five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and four counts of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon.

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