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Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Mankato-area man was last reported in critical condition after being stabbed by his son yesterday.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in a suburban area just west of Mankato after a man called 911 and reported that his adult son was armed with a knife. A news release also indicates the man reported that his son had assaulted him in the past and the dispatcher on the call was able to hear what appeared to be the sounds of a struggle on the open 911 line while deputies were headed to the scene.

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When they arrived, they were met outside by the son, who was identified as 24-year-old Travis Earle. According to the news release, Earle confirmed there had been a domestic disturbance and told the deputies he had stabbed his father during the altercation. The Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Stephen Earle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance and is listed in critical condition.

His son is currently being held in the Blue Earth County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

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