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Caught: Suspect in DPS officer assault nabbed after stabbing

Rafael Reyna III (Source: DPS) Rafael Reyna III (Source: DPS)
Rafael Reyna's booking photo Thursday. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Rafael Reyna's booking photo Thursday. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A suspect accused of assaulting a Department of Public Safety officer on Jan. 1 was arrested late Thursday afternoon at a Phoenix home.

Phoenix police said Rafael Reyna III, 25, stabbed someone Thursday morning. Law enforcement authorities were tipped off when the victim identified Reyna in a line-up.

He was captured at a home in the 3100 block of North 37th Street by the U.S. Marshall's Service, DPS and officers from the Phoenix Police Department.

A $10,000 reward had been posted for his arrest. 

DPS said one of their officers stopped Reyna's vehicle on eastbound U.S. Highway 60 at Extension Road just before 3 a.m. on New Year's Day.

As the officer was arresting Reyna on suspicion of DUI, Reyna turned around and hit the officer multiple times in the face.

Reyna fled with one handcuff still on his left wrist, according to police.

The officer was taken to the hospital with lacerations and a broken nose. He was treated and released.

Reyna is a convicted felon and has a history of violence toward law enforcement, according to DPS.

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