A Utica man has been accused of barging into the home of where his children live while swinging a sword, which cut one of them in the head.
At about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call of a fight at a residence in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street.
They eventually learned that as three children were getting ready for school, their mother's boyfriend was helping an 8-year-old tie his shoes when another child opened the door to leave, police said.
It was then that the children's father, Thar Kyi, 42, of Jay Street, ran into the apartment brandishing a sword, police said.
Kyi swung the weapon at the boyfriend but missed him and instead struck the 8-year-old child, police said, adding the injuries were not life-threatening.
A fight ensued between the two men, and the boyfriend was cut several times with the sword, police said. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Officers recovered a sword outside the residence in the bushes, but the suspect had fled the scene, police said.
Investigators in the Warrants Unit who are assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force developed information that the suspect was in the Syracuse area.
The Task force, with the assistance of the state police Violent Felony Warrants Unit and Oneida County Probation Department, found the man and brought him back to Utica.
Kyi was charged with first- and second-degree assault, both felonies, misdemeanor weapon possession, and misdemeanor criminal contempt, police said.