An intoxicated Track Palin physically assaulted his father and engaged in a brief standoff with police at his parents’ home in Wasilla, Alaska, before being arrested Saturday night.
The son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin argued with his father, Todd Palin, about a truck Saturday, according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News.
Sarah Palin called 911 around 8:30 p.m. when her son arrived at the home after being told to stay away. She told police that her son was “freaking out and was on some type of medication,” the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
Todd Palin had informed Track by phone that, because he was taking pain medication and had been drinking, he would not be allowed to drive the family truck.
According to the arrest affidavit, “Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his a–.”
Although Todd Palin had taken a pistol out after the threat from his son, he later told police that he couldn’t bring himself to fire the weapon at his son.
Todd Palin, however, had already seen the gun through a window of the home and yelled several times for his father to go ahead and shoot him.
Track Palin then broke into the home by breaking a window. Once inside, he struggled with his father, disarming him and eventually getting him down on the floor, where he hit him in the head multiple times.
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When Todd Palin was able to free himself, he left the house with his wife. When police arrived, he was seated in a car outside the home.
“Todd appeared to have injuries to his face and head based on the visible blood running down his face,” Officer Adam LaPointe wrote in the affidavit.
Track Palin, meanwhile, was alone inside the home and apparently screaming.
He held police off from within the home for at least 15 minutes, during which Palin called the officers “peasants” and demanded they disarm themselves.
The brief standoff ended in Track Palin’s arrest.
Palin, 28, faces charges of felony first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Sarah Palin has previously blamed post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by a tour with the military in Iraq for his erratic and sometimes criminal acts.
Last year, shortly after the 2008 vice-presidential nominee had endorsed then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, Todd Palin assaulted his ex-girlfriend while intoxicated and then threatened to shoot himself in the head with rifle. (For more from the author of “Police: Drug and Alcohol Use, Assault on Father Led to Arrest of Sarah Palin’s Son” please click HERE)