Detroit — A pot of chili was at the center of an argument that boiled over into a biting and stabbing attack early Friday, injuring two on the city’s west side, police said.

A 26-year-old man allegedly attacked his 35-year-old wife and a 30-year-old male family acquaintance around 5:10 a.m. on the 19200 block of St. Mary’s Street, Officer Jennifer Moreno said.

“There was a pot of chili on the stove, and the male victim stirred it,” Moreno said. “The suspect didn’t want (the victim) stirring his chili.”

After the attack, the male victim flagged down officers in the area conducting a traffic stop.

“He said that the suspect had bit and stabbed him,” Moreno said. “The suspect was unhappy about him stirring the chili. I don’t know who made the chili.”

The male victim suffered non life-threatening bite and stab wounds to his thigh and was transported to Sinai Grace Hospital in temporary-serious condition. It was not immediately clear how the woman was injured but she was not taken to the hospital, Moreno said.

The suspect was placed under arrest following the attack. His name was not released pending charges.

“He was taken into custody at the house, and he’s being processed at the detention center,” Moreno said.

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