GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Garland man is in jail charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing his father multiple times.

Police said it happened shortly after 4:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 in the 1400 block of High Meadow Drive.

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When officers got there they found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Officers said they learned the victim was in bed asleep with his wife when the victim’s son, 32-year-old Ronald Bruce Kennedy Jr., entered the bedroom an attacked his father.

Ronald Kennedy Jr. (Garland PD)

Officers said they were told Kennedy Jr. was suffering from a mental health crisis.

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As officers approached the victim to render aid, they were told his son was in the bathroom and still armed with the knife.

Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and take him into custody without further incident.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

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No bond has been set on the son.