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Lovers’ quarrel ends with boyfriend slashing teen in West Valley City

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Posted at 8:41 AM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 10:41:42-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – What started as a couple’s fight end with the boyfriend slashing his girlfriend’s son with a knife in West Valley City.

Officers said the couple was arguing and the woman’s teen son got involved.

According to police, the teen son started to fight with his mother’s boyfriend and the man took out his knife and slashed the teen’s arm.

The boyfriend left but officers quickly caught up with him in the area.

Authorities have not said what may have started the fight.

Police said they believe the teen might have been trying to protect his mother.

The teen was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and is expected to recover.

Officers said the boyfriend could face charges for aggravated assault and domestic violence.

The names of those involved have not been confirmed at this time.