The young boy was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a punctured lung.
The boy’s father has been behind bars on several charges in the Hamilton County Jail.
The suspect’s mother said the man has mental health issues, according to police. The officers, including Officer Andrew Mirizzi, now want to know why the man would’ve been triggered to stab his own son in the chest in an apartment on West Galbraith Road.
“We’re just fortunate that the kid is alright, and he’s doing good,” Mirizzi said.
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital called police at around 11:30 pm on Saturday and told officers the boy had been stabbed at his grandma’s apartment with a large kitchen knife by 38-year-old Herb Price.
“All of a sudden, she heard a whining, like someone was hurt in the back room. So, she walked into the back room and saw Mr. Herb Price standing over the victim with a knife,” Officer Mirizzi mentioned.
Nobody called 911, police say, and instead, the grandmother drove the injured child to his mother’s house, then the mom drove the boy to the Children’s Hospital where doctors discovered the child had a punctured lung.
Luckily the boy only needed to get stitches, Investigators say. Authorities are trying to find out why the situation became so violent.
“He was upset about not receiving money. She thinks that’s what led to the altercation that took place at her apartment,” said Mirizzi.
Herb Price was committed to a psychiatric emergency hospital for his mental health issues, according to police.
However, police did not charge Price with attempted murder, instead, he’s being charged with felonious assault, domestic violence, and endangering children, due to his mental state which is as of now unclear.
“It’s a tragic event and we’re going to try our best to make sure everyone is OK,” Mirizzi stated.
According to court records, Price has a criminal background, including disorderly conduct, aggravated robbery, and possessing weapons under disability in the past.
Herb Price was arraigned today on Monday morning at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Price’s attorney said his client had significant mental health issues.
The assistant prosecutor said Price has a history of violence.
The judge set Price’s bond amount at $150,000.