A family argument ended with assault charges after a 62-year-old Rochester man allegedly cut his older sibling.
Rochester police met the 63-year-old victim at 4 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment at 412 14th St. SE, which he shares with a younger brother, according to Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen.
The victim reportedly had a bloody hand and told officers his brother, William McAnally, had cut him during a disagreement. His hand was checked by an ambulance crew, but the alleged victim refused to be taken to the hospital.
Police discovered McAnally was in a bedroom, and the suspect refused to leave the room. Officers ended up firing a pair of pepper bombs into the room.
“Usually people will come out of the room when that happens, and he did,” Moilanen said. “He got up and came to the hallway, where he was arrested.”
Moilanen said officers found a knife with a 3.5 inch blade in the bedroom, and the arrest was made on a second-degree assault charge, as well as charges of terroristic threats and domestic assault.