LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – Police say a 15-year-old Longmont boy is suspected of stabbing his father six times in the back after the teen’s parents took his cell phone to punish him for not taking out the trash.

Longmont police say the boy had allegedly threatened to slash the tires of his father’s car with a folding knife Monday evening. Police say the stabbing happened as the father tried to restrain the teen.

Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur tells the Longmont Times-Call that the boy’s father was treated at a local hospital and has been released.

Police say the boy was arrested and faces charges of first-degree assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury, felony menacing, reckless endangerment and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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