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Report details road rage chase, stabbing

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Metro police said a crash Sunday morning set up a chain of events that ended with a man in custody, charged with attempted murder and child endangerment.

Pat Arnold, 60, is accused of ramming a car, slashing a man's arm and throat with a knife and putting a child in danger.

According to Arnold's arrest report, the incident started sometime before 10:30 a.m. Arnold told police he was driving north on Nellis Boulevard near Charleston Boulevard when he stopped for emergency firehouse lights.

Arnold said he was then hit from behind by a white vehicle, pushing his car forward a few feet. The driver of the white car then fled and Arnold gave chase, reaching speeds of between 80 and 90 miles per hour.

Arnold told police he then performed a PIT maneuver to stop the white car. A PIT maneuver, Pursuit Immobilization Technique, is frequently used by police to stop vehicles.

The white car came to a stop, hitting the rear of Arnold's vehicle. That's when a man got out of the white vehicle, fled, and another man continued on in the white car, speeding off.

Arnold again pursued the white vehicle, eventually hitting it head-on in a cul-de-sac on Navajo Gorge Court, near Charleston and Hollywood boulevards. 

Arnold told police he confronted the driver, and the driver began to strangle him. Arnold said he removed a pocket knife, slit the man's arm and then his throat.

A young boy then fled the white vehicle, Arnold calling out for him to stop.

The victim, identified as Keven Serrano, who was bleeding from the throat, said the man that earlier fled the vehicle had been driving and struck Arnold's vehicle. That man was identified as Jorge Moncada.

Serrano was treated for wounds to the arm, neck and a puncture wound to his abdomen at a hospital.

Arnold was taken to Clark County Detention Center where he awaits formal charges.

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