The drama began as two school-aged boys were fighting Sunday evening. The father of the 11-year-old boy saw the brawl and intervened, hitting the 12-year-old.
The older boy went home and got his big brother and another man. The three then went to the apartment of the 11-year-old boy and his father.
“When the father opened the door, they started assault him with several kicks,” said Anders Kristersson, police spokesman.
The three did not know the father had a knife in his hand.
“He struck at the boy’s older brother,” said witness Issam Tanji, “But I think he managed to move out of the way. He (the father) then cut the boy instead.”
The witness said he did not think the boy was the father’s target.
Police have the same picture regarding what happened.
The boy left covered in blood and fell outside. An ambulance was called.
The father fled the area in his car, according to the same witness, but went to the police last night. He said his shoulder was injured and that he wanted to report the big brother and the other man for attacking him.
He was detained during the night and suspected of assault or possibly attempted manslaughter.
Prosecutors were not sure Sunday night if they were going to arrest the older brother.