Man stabs teen son, wife; search for suspect continues

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by Catherine Holland

Video report by Jill Galus

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:29 AM

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PHOENIX – Police are searching for the man who stabbed his wife and his 16-year-old son early Monday morning.

It happened at about 4 a.m. in a home in the area of 19th and Southern avenues.

According to investigators, it started with an argument between the man and his wife. That altercation turned physical, ending with the man stabbing the woman.

The commotion woke the teen, who tried to help his mom. Officers said the father stabbed his son, as well.

Both victims are expected to recover.

The father fled the scene in a car and was long gone by the time officers arrived on the scene. Police have not released a description of him or his vehicle.

At this point, police have no idea what was behind the suspect’s actions. They are trying to determine if drugs were a factor.

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