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Norwalk Boy, 13, Held in Family Stabbing

NORWALK, Conn. – A 13-year-old boy charged with stabbing his 17-year-old sister Sunday after the family had gone to church apparently had refused to take his normal medications and was "out of control," police said.

The teen, whose name is being withheld by police because of his age, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was remanded to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center, where he will be held until his arraignment later this week, according to Norwalk Police Capt. Ernest Vitarbo, patrol division commander.

The boy's mother said that when they arrived at their Lowe Street home Sunday afternoon, after attending church, her son was not acting normally and eventually was "out-of-control," Vitarbo said.

The mother told police that her son and daughter started arguing, and the screaming soon turned violent.

Family members apparently attempted to convince the boy to take his medications, but he refused, police said.

The youth grabbed a kitchen steak knife and began waving it wildly at his sister, police said. The sister pleaded with him put the knife down, but her brother lunged  and stabbed her, causing a puncture wound to her left breast, Vitarbo said.

"They tried to get him to put the knife down before he could use it, but they couldn't stop him and he ended up stabbing his sister," Vitarbo said.

Vitarbo said the 17-year-old girl was treated at the scene by paramedics, but he was not sure whether she was taken to the hospital.

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