HOUSTON - A boarding home caretaker was rushed to a hospital Friday after police said he was stabbed in the head several times by a resident.
Emergency crews arrived at the boarding home on Burnley and Foxridge Drive in northeast Houston around 4:30 a.m.
Investigators said the resident who attacked the caretaker was upset because of a curfew rule that did not allow him to leave the home before 5:30 a.m.
The resident became irate when he was not allowed to leave, and started arguing with the caretaker, police said. The resident grabbed a knife and stabbed the caretaker several times in the head, according to officials. The caretaker then managed to grab a hammer and hit the resident in the head.
The caretaker was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
The resident was treated on the scene and arrested.
The District Attorney's Office said the resident will be charged with aggravated assault.
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