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11-Year-Old Boy Stabs Intruder Attacking his Mom, Police Say

By Eddie Small | April 26, 2017 5:39pm

MORRIS PARK — An 11-year-old boy stabbed a man who had broken into his home and was attacking his mom, police said.

Suspect Brian Febus, 22, knocked on the door of the family's Clifford Place home on Tuesday around 5 p.m. and asked if he could come in to use the bathroom, according to the NYPD.

When the 11-year-old's mother said he could not, Febus kicked in the door, and she ran to the kitchen and grabbed a knife, police said.

However, the intruder grabbed it from her and sliced her hand, after which he started beating her, giving her a bloody lip and a cut arm.

Her son called 911 to tell them what was going on, but Febus spotted him and grabbed his arm, police said.

The boy then managed to grab another knife and stab Febus with it, causing him to run off.

His 4-year-old younger brother was also home during the incident, but he was unharmed.

The mother and her son were both taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, and Febus showed up there as well, claiming that his stab wounds were because of a street fight.

Officers were skeptical of this given the recent report of a burglary and brought the mother and son to see him. The mother identified him as the man who had attacked them, police said.

Febus was arrested for felony assault and burglary.