Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) Rochester police arrested a man Sunday night for attacking his elderly parents earlier in the day.

Police were called to the parents’ apartment in the 2100 block of Valleyhigh Dr NW around 4:45 AM and arrived to find a 71-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife suffering from cuts and slash wounds.They told officers their 46-year-old son Michael Quandt assaulted them while they were in bed.

Quandt’s mother told police their son had been yelling and screaming around 4:00 AM and she had asked him to be quiet. He assaulted them with a lamp about half an hour later. He also cut his mother on the arms and legs with a small knife. Both were treated for their injuries at St Marys Hospital.

Quandt was gone when officers arrived.

Police were alerted Sunday night Quandt had returned to the apartment while his parents were still gone. Quandt was arrested and is expected to face felony assault and other charges.

His parents told police their son has a drug problem and suffers from mental illness.   

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