A Waikato man has been injured after attacking a man threatening his three-year-old child.
The man is recovering in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed by a home intruder early on Thursday morning, police confirmed to Newshub.
He woke to noises inside his Pukete home at around 12:30am on Thursday and found the intruder holding a kitchen knife to his child.
He attacked the intruder and there was a fight. Both men received injuries in the tussle, which was on-going when police arrived.
The 25-year-old male intruder was arrested and taken to hospital with cuts and bruises. He is now in police custody and will appear in the Hamilton District Court on Thursday.
The father received treatment at Waikato Hospital. Police say he received non-life threatening stab wounds.