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August 15, 2013

Boy, 15, charged with stabbing man in face

Police: Argument in home led to attack

HAVERHILL — A teenage boy who got into an argument with a man in their home grabbed a knife and stabbed the man several times, causing a severe cut to his face, police said.

Police arrested the 15-year-old boy and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder. He was arraigned in juvenile court, where all matters are handled secretly.

The incident happened in a Grove Street home and was reported to police Tuesday at 5:43 p.m., Deputy Chief Donald Thompson said.

Thompson said the injured man, who is 24 years old, was taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital for treatment.

Family members who were in the home when police arrived said the boy and the man got into an argument and then began to fight, according to Thompson.

Thompson said the family members told officers that the boy picked up a knife, believed to be a kitchen knife, and attacked the man, stabbing his body several times and causing a severe laceration to his face.

The boy and the victim both live in the home, Thompson said. He said he is unsure if they are related. Yesterday afternoon, police said the man had been released from the hospital.

Thompson said the boy was booked at the Haverhill police station and then taken to a secure juvenile facility for the night. Thompson said the boy was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges yesterday in Lawrence Juvenile Court.

Police said they are unaware of any other problems at the home.




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