SOUTH KITSAP - A depressed 23-year-old man reportedly fired from the shipyard went after his older brother and father with steak knives at a South Kitsap home Thursday night.
All three were injured, but not seriously.
When Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the Southwest Odell Street home around 9 p.m., the 26-year-old brother ran out to meet them covered in blood. He told them he’d been stabbed by his brother.
Fighting and yelling was still going on inside, and when deputies rushed in, they saw the men’s 49-year-old father attempting to subdue the 23-year-old with a chokehold. Both also were covered in blood.
There were two steak knives on the living-room floor and another in the couch. Blood was splattered throughout the room.
The older brother, like the father, had tried to stop the 23-year-old from by hitting him in the head with a brass candle holder.
The deputies managed to strap the younger brother on a stretcher and had him taken to Harrison Medical Center.
The alleged knifer was treated for his physical wound and given mental-health treatment. After his release, he will be taken to jail on a charge of first-degree assault.
The older brother was treated at Harrison for stab wounds and released. The father did not require hospitalization but had superficial cuts.
The father told deputies his youngest son was diagnosed with depression last week. That and the loss of his job had left a serious mark on his son, he said.