Police arrest suspect in violent carjacking

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WEST VALLEY CITY -- Police arrested a man Saturday accused of stabbing a driver and stealing his car.

Justin Williams
Justin Williams

Police say 28-year-old Justin Williams was riding in the Toyota Camry with an acquaintance around 4:20 a.m. Saturday. As they approached 4500 West and 3700 South, police say Williams ordered the driver to get out of the car.

When the man refused, Williams stabbed him in the arm and back.

"The assault forced him out of the vehicle," said Sgt. Paul Gill with the West Valley City Police Department. "He was able to make it a little ways through the neighborhood, at which point someone found him and called police."

Medical crews took the victim to the hospital in critical condition, with at least one severe wound.

Police arrested Williams at a home in Salt Lake City around 9 a.m. He now faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.

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