A 40-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested late Saturday on charges of attacking his sister's boyfriend while their children watched.
According to a Pasco Sheriff's Office report, Javier Rodriguez, 6252 Massachusetts Ave., decided to step into the middle of an argument between his sister and her boyfriend. Their names were not released. Rodriguez twice slapped the man, who in turn punched Rodriguez in the face, the report said.
Rodriguez grabbed a knife from the kitchen table, according to the report, but an 11-year-old pried it away. Rodriguez picked up another knife and went after the boyfriend, the report said. The boyfriend tried to defend himself with an umbrella but was slashed.
The 11-year-old and a 5-year-old sibling went to a neighbor's house, screaming. Deputies arrived soon afterward.
The injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Sheriff's Office.