Attempted murder, knife attack in Wasilla ends in arrest

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man in Wasilla was arrested Tuesday following what Alaska State Troopers described as an attempted murder between previous co-workers.

The victim, who was not identified by authorities, was at work at a small mechanic shop in Wasilla on the afternoon of Feb. 27. There, the victim received several phone calls from David Hyde, who allegedly threatened to kill the victim.

The two had been involved in an on-going dispute, according to Megan Peters, spokesperson for AST. When Hyde showed up at the mechanic shop, he allegedly tried to make good on his threat, slashing the victim's neck with a knife.

According to troopers, the injury was "minor" and "did not require medical treatment" after the incident. The victim, as well as two others present at the shop, were able to "subdue and disarm Hyde" until officers arrived.

Hyde was arrested on charges of attempted murder and third degree assault. He was remanded into custody on a $25,000 bail. Troopers said that neither drugs or alcohol appeared to be a factor in this incident.

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