Man wanted in Iowa stabbing arrested in Frisco |

Man wanted in Iowa stabbing arrested in Frisco

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Luis Alvarado

Police say a man wanted for questioning in the stabbing death of a Des Moines, Iowa teenager was arrested Wednesday afternoon Frisco.

Luis Alvarado, 19, is wanted as a material witness in the death of 16-year Eduardo Marquez, according to the Associated Press.

Colorado State Patrol Captain Ron Prater said Alvarado was arrested on westbound Interstate-70 in Frisco.

Alvarado had been a passenger on a Greyhound bus, which authorities stopped after receiving a 911 call Alvarado allegedly made to tell authorities he was being held hostage.

Prater said Clear Creek County dispatch received the call.

“He said that some of the passengers were holding him at knife-point,” he said, adding that Alvarado is being held at Summit County Jail in Breckenridge.

When CSP found that the reports were false, Alvarado was taken into custody. The 911 call was traced to him, according to the AP.

It was learned that he was a “person of interest” in the subsequent homicide investigation, and authorities from Des Moines are in Summit County as the investigation continues.

Marquez was stabbed in Des Moines the night of May 16 then dropped off at the door of a hospital, where he later died. Des Moines police detectives have been actively seeking Alvarado for questioning, according to the Des Moines Register.

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