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AST: Man Stabs Brother in Stomach with Steak Knife

By Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter, abaird@ktuu.com
Published On: Oct 17 2013 10:57:34 AM AKDT
Updated On: Oct 17 2013 11:01:50 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

A 37-year-old Mountain Village man was arrested by Alaska State Troopers for allegedly stabbing his older brother.

AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the 38-year-old victim was sitting and reading a newspaper when Luther Aguchak stabbed him once in the stomach with a five-inch serrated steak knife.

"So far we believe the attack was unprovoked, that the two were sitting at the house when this happened," Ipsen said.

Aguchak was arrested on a charge of first-degree domestic violence assault and transported to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.

His brother was transported to Bethel to be treated for injuries that are not life threatening.