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Man accused of injuring boy with a kitchen knife in Saskatoon

Saskatoon police said a man attacked a five-year-old boy with a kitchen knife, causing minor injuries. File / Global News

Saskatoon police say charges have been laid against a man accused of injuring a boy with a kitchen knife.

Police said they were called to a home in the 500 block of Avenue H South at around 5 p.m. Sunday to deal with an intoxicated man causing a disturbance and damaging property.

While at the home, officers said the man attacked a five-year-old boy with a kitchen knife, causing minor injuries.

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Police said the victim and suspect are known to each other.

The boy was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. There is no work on his current condition.

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Police said the 18-year-old man struggled with officers when they attempted to arrest him.

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He was taken into custody and transported to hospital for what police believe to be extreme drug intoxication.

Police say the suspect is facing charges of assaulting a police officer, assault and two counts of breaching court orders.

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