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'Do you want to die today': Valley man accused of attacking woman at Sky Harbor Airport

The suspect was arrested Saturday after the victim identified him as the man who attacked her the day before in the airport's parking lot.

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man previously convicted of a sex crime was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking a woman at Sky Harbor International Airport, records show. 

Michael Colville, 61, was taken into custody after a woman identified him as the suspect who held her down and threatened her at one of the airport's parking lots. 

The incident happened on March 17 at around 12:15 p.m.

The victim told investigators Colville allegedly got inside an elevator with her and then followed the woman to her vehicle before pushing her, court records show. 

"Do you want to die today?" the suspect allegedly asked the woman.

A struggle ensued until the victim managed to push him away. She kicked the man in the groin and was able to get away.

The woman later identified Colville out of a photo lineup. 

Investigators also retrieved a pair of eyeglasses from the scene that Colville was allegedly seen wearing in airport security footage, court records show. The victim told police she knocked off the suspect's glasses during the attack.

Police said Colville was identified using video from the Phoenix Sky Train and Valley Metro Rail.

Colville was eventually located at his home and arrested.

He was booked into the county jail with kidnapping charges pending.

Maricopa County court records show Colville pleaded guilty to a sex crime in 2005. He's currently listed on Arizona's sex offender registry.

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