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Man stabs his neighbors because they dried laundry on their balcony

By Mason White 2:18 PM June 21, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly stabbing his neighbors because they dried laundry on the balcony of their home, police in China said.

Shanghai Police said that the 50-year-old suspect who lives on the fourth floor of an apartment building, got into a fight with his neighbors living on the third floor for hanging their clothes to dry.

The unidentified suspect used a knife to stab his neighbors’ teen son in the left leg. The teen’s parents came to his aid and were also attacked.

Both suffered stab wounds and bruises while fighting with the suspect. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. The family managed to disarm the man, and he was turned over to the police.

The suspect said that he attacked his neighbors because he was angry about their wet clothes constantly dripping onto his balcony.

He was charged with assault.