Man in custody after stabbing mom in the throat, hitting girlfriend

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Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 8:28 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have taken a 29-year-old Wasilla man into custody after they say he hit his girlfriend and stabbed his mom in the throat Sunday night.

Troopers say around 8:30 p.m. Sunday they received a report of a stabbing at a residence on Phenix Avenue in Wasilla. Once on scene, troopers say Michael Flores got into an argument with his girlfriend and hit her in the side with a blunt object causing minor injury.

“When Michael’s mother told him to leave the residence, he stabbed her in the throat with an unknown pointed object,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch. “Michael fled the scene before Troopers arrived.”

Flores’ mom is expected to survive.

Troopers say Flores was tracked to a nearby residence but eluded capture by leaving the area on a snow machine before troopers and Wasilla Police arrived. Flores was located Monday walking near Vine Road, where he was then contacted by troopers and taken into custody.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add information about Flores’ arrest

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