A Tongan man was allegedly stabbed in the head, chest, torso and back by a man who claimed the victim's dog had bitten him and ripped his jeans.
The incident unfolded on Kairanga Rd, Mangere, about 7.15am on Sunday after a 21-year-old claimed he was bitten while walking home from a kava party.
A police spokeswoman said the man "banged" on the 49-year-old victim's front door and the pair got into an altercation.
"They were grabbing at each other and struggling and the young guy has been pushed off," she said.
The 21-year-old is then accused of going to his nearby home and getting a steak knife which he used to repeatedly stab the victim.
Associates of the younger man later arrived to "drag him away" as the victim's family members exited his house and confronted them.
The spokeswoman said the 49-year-old sent his alleged attacker "flying through the front metal gate".
She said the alleged attacker and the victim's daughter then got into a verbal altercation before he eventually ran down the street "while continuing to goad the family as he left".
The victim suffered 10 to 20 lacerations and was briefly treated in hospital.
The 21-year-old has been charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and has appeared in the Manukau District Court.
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