APD nabs suspect in gas station stabbing
Anchorage Police say they've found the suspect responsible for a stabbing at a gas station Sunday morning.
APD said around 8:30, near Muldoon Road and Duben Street, an officer was flagged down by a Holiday Gas Station employee who said her co-worker was stabbed.
"He walked into the gas station; a male and female employee were inside," police wrote in a statement Sunday morning. "There were no other customers. The suspect made some type of comment about “getting gas either way,” reached across the front counter, and stabbed the male employee once in the upper body."
Police said the suspect took off northbound on Muldoon Road in a red/maroon SUV without taking anything from the store or getting any gas.
The female employee, who flagged down the officer, was not hurt. The male victim was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police described the suspect as a white male, 6-feet-tall, at least 250 pounds with very short dark hair and a full bushy dark beard. He was last seen wearing a tan T-shirt with something red underneath and light blue jeans.
Around 11 a.m. Monday, APD dispatch received word of a suspicious person in the parking lot of Firetap Alehouse Muldoon. Responding officers found the man, noted he matched the description of the suspect in the stabbing and took him into custody for questioning.
Eric Thomas Clark, 31, was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.
APD also found a maroon Kia Sorento in the parking lot near Pier 1, which they believe to be the suspect's vehicle. It was impounded as evidence.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story identified the suspect as Clark Thomas. Prosecutors corrected the information at a court appearance Tuesday.
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