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17-yr-old tries to stab mother, brother in Lehigh County home, police say

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Published On: Aug 14 2013 11:56:51 AM CDT

Ethan Walthier/69 News


Police in Lehigh County are investigating a domestic assault where a 17-year-old is accused of trying to hurt his family.

Upper Macungie Twp. police were called to the 1300 block of Windmill Lane in the Breinigsville area of the township around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the teen had pepper sprayed his 50-year-old mother and 18-year-old brother, then tried to stab both of them with a knife.

He then pushed his mother and fled the home on foot, but police caught him a short distance away.

No one was injured.

Charges against the 17-year-old are pending.