Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dad hits 8-year-old son in head with samurai sword (Utica, New York)

Now that's a headline you don't see everyday. Dad is identified as THAR KYI.

Samurai sword hits Utica child in the head during fight; father arrested in Syracuse area
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8:17 AM

By The Associated Press

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old upstate New York boy is recovering after being struck in the head by a samurai sword swung by his father during a fight with another man.

Police in Utica tell local media outlets that 42-year-old Thar Kyi (kye) barged into the home where his three children were getting ready for school Tuesday morning and began swinging the sword at the boyfriend of the children's mother.

Officials say Kye missed the boyfriend but struck his son in the head. The boy was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Kyi was eventually found in the Syracuse area and charged with assault, burglary, criminal contempt and criminal possession of a weapon. He's being held in Oneida County Jail.

It couldn't immediately be determined if he had a lawyer.