12-year-old in custody after alleged assault

DYERSBURG, Tennessee – A child in Dyersburg is charged with grievous bodily harm following an incident on Harris Street over the weekend.

Investigators said officers responded to a domestic attack on Harris Street around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in which family members said a 12-year-old relative was involved in an incident with another family member.

Police say the child took a knife out of a drawer and started swinging the knife at the relative.

Other family members were able to take the knife away from the child and hold it until the police arrived, investigators said.

The child is being charged with aggravated assault and is in the care of the Dyer County Juvenile Court Service pending a hearing.

No injuries were reported.

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