Man arrested for stabbing victim in the head with butcher knife

Man arrested for stabbing victim in the head with butcher knife

POSTED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:04pm

A 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the head with a butcher knife during an argument.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occurred on Saturday, Nov. 10 shortly after 6:00 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the 3500 block of Friendswood Drive in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, they found a man bleeding from his head.

Reports say the victim, as well as witnesses, could not speak English very well. However, they learned that the 42-year-old man had been stabbed in the head with a butcher knife. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

Deputies recovered a weapon at the scene. They eventually located a suspect hiding behind the apartment complex building where the fight occurred. The victim identified the suspect as his attacker.

Ninh An Phan, 60, was arrested for Aggravated Second-Degree Battery. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex. His bond was set at $25,000.

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