Russell Husges charged across a football field to attack his estranged wife, who has since has a court order against Husges.
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A California father has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to attack his estranged wife with two butcher knives at their son’s flag football game, a new report said.
Police said Russell Husges, 43, chased the mother — who has a court order against him — with the weapons at Chapman Sports Complex in Garden Grove last Friday, KTLA reported.
The estranged couple’s 9-year-old son warned his mother that Husges was “charging across the field” at her with the large knives, the report said, citing the Garden Grove Police Department.
The 40-year-old mother fled onto the field and yelled for help. An off-duty cop, her son and other witnesses stopped Husges from attacking her, the report said.
Good Samaritans held Husges until cops arrived.
He was arrested and hit with several charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, according to the report.
The mother was recently granted a court order against Husges, prosecutors said.