A 47-year-old man is in police custody after, police say, he stabbed a 15-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon at a home in the 16000 block of Nicolai Avenue in Eastpointe.

Eastpointe police say the boy was home alone when the man, who is an acquaintance of the boy's mother, went to the house, had an altercation with the boy and stabbed him multiple times with a pocket knife. The knife has not been recovered by police.

The boy escaped the home and ran to a neighbor's for help. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.