WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KABC) -- The suspect connected to a fatal stabbing in a Laguna Niguel pub was taken into custody in Westminster, Orange County sheriff's officials say.
The suspect, Craig Tanber, 37, was arrested by Orange County Sheriff's Department SWAT at a Motel 6 on Goldenwest Street for the murder of 22-year-old Shayan Mazroei.
The crime occurred early Monday at Patsy's Irish Pub in the 28000 block of Golden Lantern Street in Laguna Niguel, after an altercation between the two men escalated.
Authorities say Tanber is a documented gang member with a long criminal history. He was recently released from prison after serving several years for another violent crime.
Laguna Niguel pub fatal stabbing suspect in custody