Scottsdale police arrest man on attempted murder charges

The Scottsdale Police Department officers arrested 55-year-old Robert Trudeau on charges of attempted murder in the stabbing of his wife Thursday, March 28.

Robert Trudeau

At just after 6 a.m. March 28, Mr. Trudeau was at his home in the 10400 Block of East Raintree Drive with his wife and teenage son. At some point, Mr. Trudeau began attacking his wife, stabbing her multiple times, according to a police report.

As he violently attacked her, he stated that he wanted to kill her, police say. As the attack continued she broke free and ran from the home, as did her teenage son, per the report.

Mr. Trudeau remained in the home as responding officers arrived. Police say Mr. Trudeau failed to acknowledge police commands and would not exit the home. Barricade procedures were initiated and SWAT resources responded to the scene.

Crisis Negotiators attempted negotiations with Mr. Trudeau for the next few hours. At 9:15 am, Trudeau surrendered and was taken into custody, according to a police report.

Police say he is being held on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping and resisting arrest. The victim was taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, per the police report.

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