Longmont police on Monday morning arrested a 15-year-old Longmont boy suspected of stabbing his older brother twice during an argument at Faith Baptist Church on Sunday evening.

The boy returned to his home on the 300 block of Chinook Avenue, police reported. He was arrested at 7:17 a.m.

He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. Police reported Sunday that his brother suffered two stab wounds. He was kept at Longmont United Hospital overnight and had been expected to be released on Monday, but Satur said on Monday afternoon that he would remain in the hospital one more night for observation.

Police interviewed the 15-year-old boy at the Longmont Police Department on Monday morning, and he was taken to the Boulder County Juvenile Detention Center. Satur said he believed the argument was about going to church.

The younger boy is being held without bond pending the development of a "safety plan" for the family, Satur said. He said officials have to work out logistics with the family, given that the boys are both juveniles and there is a conflict that appears to be ongoing. He is scheduled to appear in Boulder County Juvenile Court on Wednesday for filing of charges.

The knife was recovered. Satur said that the knife is a folding knife with a legal blade.


The Times-Call has the boy's name but is withholding it because of his age and because police did not consider him a risk to the community when he fled the scene on Sunday.