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Father pushes burning cigarette into son's eye

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Father pushes burning cigarette into son's eye
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08:57 CEST+02:00
A 66-year-old man in Upper Austria went berserk during a family argument and attacked his 27-year-old son in the eye with a burning cigarette.

The shocking attack happened after the man fought with his wife and physically attacked her, pulling her hair and hitting her repeatedly on the head with the handle of a knife.

The 59-year-old woman sought help from her son and asked him to talk to his father. But this only made things worse, and the father attacked his son, pressing a lit cigarette into his eye - and then running off.

The younger man received first aid and was then treated in hospital. According to a report in the Kronen Zeitung police were able to track down the father and he has since been admitted to a psychiatric institute.

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