A 15-year-old boy is on the run and his 17-year-old brother is serious condition following a "Cain-and-Abel" stabbing in Upper Darby Saturday, said police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Police said the brothers were alone in their house on St. Laurence Road near West Chester Pike around 4:30 p.m. when they began fighting about money the 17-year-old allegedly owed to his 15-year-old brother.
At some point, the younger teen retrieved a butcher knife and began swinging it at the 17-year-old, telling him he was going to kill him, Chitwood said. The elder boy put up his left arm in a defensive move and almost had his hand severed off, police said. He then put up his other arm and the 15-year-old caused a significant gash to that as well, Chitwood said.
The 17-year-old boy, whose identity was not released, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remains in serious condition, police said.