Sarah Palin's son charged with assaulting his father

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, has been charged with assaulting his father at the family's home in Wasilla, Alaska.

An affidavit by a Wasilla Police officer says Sarah Palin told police Saturday night that Track Palin was "freaking out" and on some type of medication.

The affidavit says Todd Palin was bleeding from cuts on his head. He told police the dispute began when Track Palin called wanting to get his truck.

Todd Palin said he told Track Palin not to come and got his pistol "to protect his family."

Track Palin told police he tried to get in the door, but it did not open and he broke a window and disarmed his father.

Track Palin was arraigned on charges, including misdemeanor assault, on Sunday.