Man charged after alleged stabbing of 8-year-old boy

December 19, 2012 3:21:48 PM PST
A man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing an 8-year-old boy.

It happened Tuesday at a home in Kentland, Indiana, about 85 miles southeast of Chicago.

Police say when they arrived on the scene, 66-year-old Thomas Esmond told them to shoot him.

He was eventually subdued with a stun gun.

The boy was taken to a hospital in stable condition.