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Teen accused of stabbing brother

SUGAR HILL -- A Lawrenceville teen is facing felony aggravated assault charges after allegedly stabbing his brother twice with a steak knife.

Gwinnett police arrived at a Sugar Hill residence Saturday morning to find the 16-year-old victim bleeding from stab wounds around his rib cage and stomach, according to a police report.

Upon interviewing the two boys' mother, police discovered the dispute arose when the 17-year-old suspect, who is deaf and mute, threatened to cut the victim's shoe with a knife. The mother was unable to restrain him, the report says.

The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli said.

While police were detaining the perpetrator, he became violent against them, himself, and later an emergency room nurse.

The Berkmar High School student reportedly tried to grab one officer's pistol and "was actively resisting (officers) by trying to bite and kick," an officer wrote.

Throughout the ordeal, the teen slammed his head on several surfaces, including the home's driveway and a squad car before an ambulance was able to get him to the hospital, police said.

Once there, the report says, he punched one nurse and attempted to eat his bedsheet and T-shirt before vomiting.

A doctor signed for the teen to be involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation. He was transported to the Gwinnett County jail and released on $10,000 bond.

He was taken to Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur for evaluation, police said.