AST: Man Stabs Brother in Stomach with Steak Knife

37-year-old Mountain Village man arrested by Alaska State Troopers for allegedly stabbing older brother

Austin Baird Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter, abaird@ktuu.com
POSTED: 10:57 AM AKDT Oct 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:01 AM AKDT Oct 17, 2013 
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

A 37-year-old Mountain Village man was arrested by Alaska State Troopers for allegedly stabbing his older brother.

AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen said the 38-year-old victim was sitting and reading a newspaper when Luther Aguchak stabbed him once in the stomach with a five-inch serrated steak knife.

"So far we believe the attack was unprovoked, that the two were sitting at the house when this happened," Ipsen said.

Aguchak was arrested on a charge of first-degree domestic violence assault and transported to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.

His brother was transported to Bethel to be treated for injuries that are not life threatening.