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Second suspect arrested in connection to stabbing, attempted armed robbery

David Ryan Howe (Source: Tucson Police Department) David Ryan Howe (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Alex Joseph Haider (Source: Tucson Police Department) Alex Joseph Haider (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The second suspect has been arrested in connection to an attempted armed robbery and stabbing at a pizza restaurant earlier this month. 

David Howe, 35, is facing the following charges:

  • Attempted armed robbery
  • Attempted aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated assault with a weapon
  • Kidnapping
  • Unrelated Misdemeanor Warrant

According to the Tucson Police Department, two men entered the Chariot Pizza at 3930 N. Flowing Wells Road through an unlocked back door just before 11 p.m., after the business had closed on Sept. 1. 

[READ: Attempted robbery at local pizza restaurant]

One suspect allegedly sprayed an employee with what appeared to be pepper spray and got into a struggle with a second employee.

During the struggle, the second suspect allegedly stabbed the employee several times. The first suspect also allegedly stomped on the employee.

The stabbing victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The two men fled.

Police released surveillance video of the incident, and several days later, one of the men turned himself in. 

He was identified as 18-year-old Alex Joseph Haider.

[READ: 1 of 2 suspects arrested in connection with stabbing, attempted armed robbery]

On Monday, Sept. 12, detectives obtained a felony arrest warrant for Howe in connection to the incident, according to a media release. 

[READ: Tucson police: Warrant issued for suspect in pizza place armed robbery, stabbing]

On Wednesday, they confirmed he was inside a motel room at 960 S. Freeway. 

He was arrested Thursday morning without incident, and booked into the Pima County Jail. 

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