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A Tampa, FL dad has been arrested after police say he stabbed his 6-year-old son over 20 times during a New Year's celebration.

Miraculously, the boy survived and the father has been charged with attempted murder. The AP reports:

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Xavier Thomas, 23, had been watching New Year's Eve fireworks with relatives late Friday. When the fireworks were over, Thomas took his son, also named Xavier, to a play area in the apartment complex.

About a half hour later, Thomas returned without the boy. The Sheriff's Office says Thomas fled on foot when relatives asked about the boy.

The family called authorities.

Deputies say the blood-covered child appeared from the play area as they arrived.

The Sheriff's Office says none of the child's wounds were life-threatening.

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