With Shannon Knutsen
GotNews.com can confirm that Ben Carson once tried to stab his brother, Curtis, at least according to a press report from 1991.
Carson’s claim of stabbing a friend was subject to intense media scrutiny last month.
He admitted to Megyn Kelly on Fox News that he actually tried to stab a “close relative.”
This new revelation contradicts other claims that Carson has made about he tried to stab a friend “Bob.”
“Once during an argument, he unsuccessfully went after Curtis with a kitchen knife,” People Magazine wrote in 1991.
In Gifted Hands, the autobiography that brought Carson celebrity status, the story is more elaborate:
‘You call that music?’ he demanded.
‘It’s better than what you like!’ I yelled back, grabbing for the dial.
‘Come on, Carson. You always—’
“I was hanging out at the house of my friend Bob, listening to his radio, when he suddenly leaned over and dialed the tuner to another station… I pulled out the pocketknife I always carried. In what seemed like one continuous, involuntary motion, I flicked open the blade and lunged viciously.”
In that instant blind anger—pathological anger—took possession of me. Grabbing the camping knife I carried in my back pocket, I snapped it open and lunged for the boy who had been my friend. With all the power of my young muscles, I thrust the knife toward his belly. The knife hit the big, heavy ROTC buckle with such force that the blade snapped and dropped to the ground. I stared at the broken blade and went weak. I had almost killed him. I had almost killed my friend.”
The Carson campaign did not return requests for comment.