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Man trying to break down door arrested in weekend stabbing, police say

A man who police say tried to break into a Salt Lake apartment with an ax Tuesday was arrested in connection with a stabbing over the weekend at Pioneer Park.

A man who police say tried to break into a Salt Lake apartment with an ax Tuesday was arrested in connection with a stabbing over the weekend at Pioneer Park. (Salt Lake police)



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SALT LAKE CITY — A man wanted in connection with a weekend stabbing at Pioneer Park was arrested Tuesday after police say they found him trying to break down a resident's door.

Ibrahim Arai Albasis, 26, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and criminal mischief.

On Saturday, a 42-year-old man was stabbed in the legs multiple times while at the park. Responding officers applied tourniquets to the victim who was then transported to a local hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to Salt Lake police.

About 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the area of 100 South and 300 East where they say a man was trying to break into an apartment.

"Officers arrived on scene and saw the suspect hitting the apartment door with an ax while holding with a knife," police said in a statement.

Albasis was taken into custody.

"Through the burglary investigation, officers learned that Albasis was invited into the apartment Monday night but was then asked to leave and was no longer welcomed. During the investigation, officers learned Albasis returned this morning and tried breaking the door down using the ax while the tenants inside held the door shut and feared for their safety," according to police.

The investigation also revealed that Albasis was wanted in connection with the stabbing at Pioneer Park, police said. Details on what led to the stabbing were not immediately released.

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