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Police: Son jailed after stabbing father at Nevada theater

July 31, 2019
This undated photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows Rodney Livingston Lee Jr., 20, of Henderson, Nev., following his arrest Saturday, July 27, 2019. Lee is accused of stabbing his 55-year-old father multiple times at a movie theater, calling 911 and telling police he was "Thor." Lee is held on $250,000 bail pending a court appearance with an attorney on an attempted murder charge. (Henderson Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows Rodney Livingston Lee Jr., 20, of Henderson, Nev., following his arrest Saturday, July 27, 2019. Lee is accused of stabbing his 55-year-old father multiple times at a movie theater, calling 911 and telling police he was "Thor." Lee is held on $250,000 bail pending a court appearance with an attorney on an attempted murder charge. (Henderson Police Department via AP)

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Nevada man is accused of stabbing his father multiple times inside a suburban Las Vegas movie theater, calling 911, identifying himself as “Thor,” and saying he was trying to rid his father of a “parasite,” police said.

Rodney Livingston Lee Jr. was arrested Saturday at the Regal theater at the Fiesta Henderson casino, and was being held on $250,000 bail pending court appearances on an attempted murder charge, Henderson police Officer Katrina Rothmeyer said Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Lee had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Lee’s father, Rodney Lee Sr., told police his son was trying to kill him. The 55-year-old was hospitalized with what police described as multiple stabs to his torso.

Rothmeyer said she had no updated information about his condition.

Officers reported finding a chef’s knife at the theater, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal report citing police reports .

Police said one of several 911 calls was from Lee Jr., who at first identified himself to officers at the scene as the fictional hero “Thor,” denied stabbing his father and then told investigators his father “had a ‘parasite’ and he needed to get it out.”

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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