Phoenix PD: Son fatally stabbed father

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix father was killed by his teenage son Friday night after he allegedly threatened his family with a knife.

Police said they responded to a home near Central and Osborn and learned that 36-year-old Antonio Raizola had gotten into a physical altercation with his wife and teenage son.

During the course of the argument, Raizola reportedly grabbed a knife and held it in a threatening manner towards his wife and son.

The son managed to take the knife from Raizola and stabbed him. Raizola was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said the father may have been impaired at the time of the incident.

Authorities conducted interviews, and said a claim of self-defense was made. The son was subsequently interviewed and released.