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Police arrest man suspected of stabbing his mother during an argument

Tom Johnson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Tom Johnson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police are investigating a stabbing that sent a woman to the hospital Monday evening and resulted in the arrest of her son.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Tom Johnson, 24, is accused of stabbing his mother in the chest after an argument escalated.

Investigators said the incident happened on North 36th Street around 7:30 p.m.

Police said the woman was taken to the hospital, but her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening injuries. 

"The initial officers reported that Tom said he was trying to kill his mother and wished that he could have done more," the probable cause report stated.

Johnson was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $200,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

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