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Man Arrested After Stabbing His Parents in Coronado

A La Mesa man was visiting his parents in Coronado when he stabbed them both, police report. The two sustained serious injuries but are both expected to survive.

Adam Nordhues, 41, attacked his parents unprovoked, police say. Officers responded to the stabbing on the 1700 block of Avenida Del Mundo at about 9 p.m. Jan. 29.

Officers found the 69-year-old victims in the lobby of their condo building. Their son was in the building’s parking lot, still armed with a knife. Nordhues ignored multiple commands to surrender and drop his weapon, so an officer deployed a Taser, knocking Nordhues to the ground.

He stood back up and continued to ignore commands to surrender, so the officer activated his Taser again before apprehending Nordhues.

Nordhues was transported to a hospital (separate from his parents) to be treated for minor injuries before being booked into a San Diego county jail for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and resisting arrest.

Megan Kitt
Megan Kitt
Megan has worked as a reporter for more than 10 years, and her work in both print and digital journalism has been published in more than 25 publications worldwide. She is also an award-winning photographer. She holds BA degrees in journalism, English literature and creative writing and an MA degree in creative writing and literature. She believes a quality news publication's purpose is to strengthen a community through informative and connective reporting.Megan is also a mother of three and a Navy spouse. After living around the world both as a journalist and as a military spouse, she immediately fell in love with San Diego and Coronado for her family's long-term home.Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]

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