Track Palin, the 28-year-old son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was arrested on assault and burglary charges after he repeatedly hit his father, Todd Palin, at the family home in Wasilla on Saturday, charging documents say.
An affidavit from the arresting officer revealed that Sarah Palin, 53, had claimed her oldest son was "freaking out" and on "some type of medication".
After Track assaulted his father, a bloody Todd fled the home followed by Sarah, and Track engaged in a brief standoff with police.
Todd met his son at the front door, gun in hand.
Track Palin then allegedly broke through a window and attacked his father, pummeling him in the head.
The Palin patriarch managed to make it outside, but was severely injured, suffering numerous cuts and bruises on his head.
Palin also faces a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge for causing almost $1,000 in property damage following an unspecified domestic violence incident, according to records. A rep for the family would not release more details.
'They ask that the family's privacy is respected during this challenging situation just as others dealing with a struggling family member would also request'.
Todd Palin later recounted the conflict started when his son called to say he was coming to the house to get a truck, and the father objected, prompting the son to threaten that he was en route "anyway to beat his ass", the affidavit said. He remained held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer, Alaska, as of Sunday afternoon.
His court date has not been made public at this time. Representatives for the Palin family could not be immediately reached for comment.
In 2016, her son faced several charges related to domestic violence, including using a weapon while intoxicated, court records show. A woman identified as Palin's girlfriend told authorities he had punched her in the face and kicked her in the knee during the 2016 incident. She said her son came back "different" after his year-long deployment in Iraq. 'Once they got to his home they argued in the vehicle, then in the driveway.