A 19-year-old South Korean teenager has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his mother in her home in Seoul, according to police.
The police have released the details of the incident, which occurred on Monday evening in the suburb of Wonsan.
The suspect allegedly stabbed his mother to death after she confronted him with his estranged wife, who was pregnant with their third child, according a police statement.
Police say the suspect, who has been identified as Lee Seung-min, had been dating his wife’s younger brother and a friend.
He has been charged with murder, attempted murder and assault causing bodily harm.
Police have also launched an investigation into possible child abuse.
A post on Facebook from a friend who witnessed the incident said the suspect was on the balcony when the incident occurred.
“He was stabbing his wife on the rooftop and yelling ‘I will kill you!’
He was acting like a crazy person,” the friend said.
Police said the attack occurred at around 7.30pm on Monday.
“He stabbed his wife multiple times, with multiple knife wounds,” police said in a statement.
“His wife managed to fight him off and escape to the garage.
When she returned home, she found him lying on the floor bleeding heavily.”
Police say Lee was arrested and is currently being held at a local jail.