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Man accused of stabbing Mesa Fry’s employee because he felt 'disrespected,' according to MCSO

A man was stabbed early Wednesday morning at a Fry's store near Ellsworth and Broadway roads.

MESA, Ariz. — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has identified the man accused of stabbing and seriously injuring his co-worker at a Mesa Fry's store last week.

Deputies were dispatched to the Fry's store located near Ellsworth and Broadway roads at about 4 a.m. for reports of a stabbing. 

Once deputies arrived, they discovered an altercation had occurred between two adults that ended in one of them getting stabbed. The victim, who was an employee of the grocery store, was taken to the hospital for serious injuries, MCSO said. 

MCSO said deputies were able to view store surveillance video and speak with the victim, which helped identify the suspect as 37-year-old Henry Mcleod, an employee of the store. Authorities said Mcleod fled the scene before deputies arrived.

Detectives located Mcleod, who was taken into custody without incident. MCSO said Mcleod admitted to stabbing the victim after feeling "disrespected."

Mcleod was booked into jail for three counts of aggravated assault.

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