YUMA, AZ - Yuma Police responded to 2550 south Virginia Drive for a report of an Aggravated Assault. During the Investigation police say they learned that 36-year-old Chad Diener from Yuma approached a 40-year-old female victim making sexual comments. When the female victim refused to talk with Denier about the sexual comments, they say Diener became agitated. Police say an 8-year-old male son of the victim attempts to tell Diener to leave the two alone. Police say Diener then brandishes a box cutter and started waiving the box cutter at the young child. The female victim steped in between her son and Diener and was knocked to the ground. During the assault, police say the female victim received non-life threatening injuries from the blade and from strikes delivered from Diener.
Witnesses chased Diener to a near by residence and stood by until officers arrived. Once officers arrived, several homes located near the southeast corner of the Yuma home park were evacuated. The suspect Diener who had ran into apartment B6 refused to come out of the home. Officers on scene established a perimeter and closed off all north and southbound traffic on Virginia Drive from the 2500 block to the 2600 block.
Police say at approximately 1 am Tuesday morning, the Special Enforcement Team made contact with Diener in apartment B6 and took him into custody. Diener was booked into the Yuma County Jail and has a court appearance this afternoon. KSWT News 13 will be in court and have more details starting at 4:00.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.
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