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Man uses son as shield in stabbing attack

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Clarksville, TN (WSMV) — Police said a Clarksville man used his son to block himself during a brutal stabbing.

The child’s mother, Matia Petty, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the attack.

Police said Petty got mad at her boyfriend and went after him with a knife.

During the attack, police said he grabbed their young son, hoping it would stop her from hurting him.

Police said Petty, 21, stabbed her boyfriend in the legs while he held onto their son.

The Leaf-Chronicle said the boyfriend suffered multiple stab wounds while the son was wedged between the mom and dad.

Petty was booked into the Montgomery County jail on a $10,000 bond.