Police arrest man on suspicion of stabbing roommate in fight over dirty dishes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say they've arrested a Des Moines man on suspicion of stabbing his roommate after an argument about dirty dishes.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1YkSHU7 ) that officers were called to an apartment around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They found a 48-year-old man standing in the kitchen with a stab wound to his lower back. He was treated at a hospital for the non-life-threatening injury.

Officers arrested the man's 55-year-old roommate, who was found in another room with what looked like a bloody blade next to him. He said it was cheese knife he had been using when his roommate pushed him. The man told police he used the cheese knife in self-defense.

Police say the two had fought over dirty dishes before the stabbing.

Online court records do not list an attorney for the suspect.