A Utah teenager is recovering Tuesday after police say his friend stabbed him with a samurai sword during a sleepover on Saturday.
Unified police Lt. Lex Bell says the incident happened around 6 a.m. Saturday at a home in Herriman.
Fox13Now.com reported that the suspect allegedly took a sword from the sleeping victim’s blade collection and stabbed him in the abdomen.
"The father jumped out of bed, ran upstairs and confronted our suspect—the 17-year old—who was trying to obtain another weapon to stab the kid again," Bell told the station.
The victim’s parents ran into the room and called police.
Authorities say an officer tried to Taser the suspect but it did little to slow the teen.
"There was still a huge physical fight going on, our officer tried to use a Taser on our 17-year old suspect," he said, adding that, "the Taser was ineffective."
It is normal operating policy that firefighters do not enter a building or home until police have secured the situation. In this case, they reportedly ignored the rule and helped police subdue the teen.
Bell suggested that narcotics could have been involved or some kind of “psychotic breakdown.”
Bell said the victim was flown to the hospital in extremely critical condition, but was stabilized after surgery.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.