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On Nov. 2 around 11 p.m., police arrived at a residence in the 2900 block of Moulton Street in response to a call about a male stabbed there.

According to Undersheriff George Skuletich, an 11-year-old boy and his caretaker were in the home watching a show and talking when the caretaker turned his back to the boy in the kitchen area. The boy stabbed him once with a kitchen knife in the upper back for an unknown reason, Skuletich said.

The victim was transported to St. James Healthcare, where he was treated for his stab wound. He has since been released.

After the incident, Skuletich said the boy took off running. Officers apprehended him in the same block of Moulton Street. He was transported to the Great Falls Juvenile Detention Center for assault with a weapon.

“The young male has some mental health issues,” Skuletich said. “It’s a sad case. We are working with the family and the county attorney’s office to determine what the appropriate charges may be.”

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Skuletich said Butte detectives received the case Monday and are investigating the incident. The boy may appear in court Monday via video conference or in person at the Butte-Silver Bow County Youth Court.

"We want to work with the judges and the legal system to get some help for him," Skuletich said. 

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