SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff’s deputy is in serious condition after being stabbed in the neck and head while responding to a domestic dispute at a home near San Antonio.

The Bexar County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a report of a domestic disturbance Wednesday night.

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Authorities say the deputy had broken up a fight between a father and a son when he was attacked.

Investigators say the deputy was trying to speak with the son when a struggle ensued.

Sheriff’s officials say the son repeatedly stabbed the officer in the back of his head and neck. The son was arrested.

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Officials said the deputy was in serious condition but recovering early Thursday.

A message left with the sheriff’s spokesman seeking updates later Thursday wasn’t immediately returned.

The deputy’s name hasn’t been released.

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