Police: 12-year-old threatens mom with hatchet

Police: 12-year-old threatens mom with hatchet

EUGENE, Ore. -- A 12-year-old Eugene boy threatened his mother with a hatchet Thursday morning inside their South Eugene home, police officials said.

Officers were called out to a reported domestic dispute at around 8 a.m. at a house near 22nd and Monroe St. in Eugene.

They arrived to find that a 12-year-old had been threatening his mother with a hatchet.

Police officers detained the boy. Officials said they were still looking into what prompted the threats.