Police: Dad arrested after accidentally stabbing son in Tempe

Posted at 5:00 AM, Feb 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 12:59:25-05

Police say a father has been arrested after accidentally stabbing his own son early Sunday morning. 

According to officials, the stabbing happened at a strip mall during a fight between several individuals around 3:15 a.m.

During the fight, 39-year-old John Yanez is accused of accidentally stabbing his son in the back while attempting to stab another person.

At the conclusion of the fight, Yanez and his son went into a taxi cab but were stopped by police near the McClintock Drive and Apache Boulevard police station. 

The man, whose name was not released as of Sunday night, was arrested for aggravated assault, possession of drugs and assisting a criminal street gang, a police spokesperson said.

The man's son was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

No other information is currently available.