Nephew Stabs Uncle With Scissors: Police

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    An altercation between an uncle and his nephew turns violent on the 1700 block of Lawndale Street landing the uncle in the hospital. (Published Monday, Mar 10, 2014)

    An uncle and nephew got into a fight inside their Northeast Philadelphia home that left the elder family member with stab wounds to his face, neck and chest.

    According to Philadelphia Police a 30-year-old man stabbed his uncle with a pair of scissors inside a home along the 7100 block of Lawndale avenue in the city’s Lawndale shortly before 4 a.m. Monday.

    "The 30-year-old allegedly stabbed his uncle with scissors," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "This 42-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times -- to the head, the face, and multiple tiems to the chest and upper torso."

    The 42-year-old uncle suffered critical wounds and was rushed to Einstein Hospital. Small said despite the severity of his injuries that it the victim is expected to survive.

    The nephew stayed on the scene and was taken into the custody.

    Two other family members that were inside the home at the time of the attack were questioned as witnesses.