Father stabbed after trying to stop son from slitting his own throat

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – A 66-year-old Daytona Beach man is recovering from stab wounds he suffered while trying to prevent his adult son from injuring himself with a knife.

Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, deputies were called to a disturbance at a home in the 1300 block of 4th Street, Daytona Beach. The reporting person told deputies the son had made suicidal statements while brandishing a knife. The father tried to take away the knife, but the son instead stabbed his father in the back.

Responding deputies immediately secured the son, identified as 36-year-old Bruce Orsborn (DOB 3/23/1984). Orsborn had a self-inflicted knife wound to his throat.

Both men were transported to Halifax Health Medical Center as trauma alerts. The father is expected to survive his injuries. Orsborn was admitted to Halifax due to his self-inflicted injury. He is charged with aggravated domestic battery on a person over 65 and is awaiting a first appearance hearing.


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