Six Philadelphia family members stabbed in their sleep, police say
Six members of a Philadelphia family were stabbed in their sleep early Friday morning by a 29-year-old relative who lived in the home, authorities said.
According to police, the suspect, whose identity has not been released, was arrested by police a few blocks away, covered in blood.
Police responded to the alleged attack at 4:09 a.m., Philadelphia Police Department spokesman Eric McLaurin told The Daily Beast.
Among the victims listed in the incident’s bulletin was a 49-year-old woman who was stabbed “multiple times in the neck, head and back”, who is now hospitalized in critical condition; a 32-year-old woman who was stabbed “multiple times in the arm and chest”, also in critical condition; and a 30-year-old woman who was stabbed “several times in the back”, who is also in critical condition.
Three others are in stable condition, according to police: a 26-year-old man who was stabbed once in the chest and once in the back; a 55-year-old woman was stabbed once in her left arm; and a 57-year-old man was stabbed once in the forehead.
When officers located the bloody suspect, he had a small cut on his hand, police said. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The attacks occurred on the second floor of a home in Philly’s Kensington neighborhood, said Philadelphia Police Department Superintendent Scott Small. tell your local ABC WPVI branch. Small said two bloody knives with 7-inch blades were discovered inside — one of which was broken — which he said demonstrates “how badly these people were stabbed.” One of the bedroom doors was also hinged.
“It was a very violent scene,” Small told the outlet.
According to the report, the youngest had special needs, and one was the mother of at least some of the victims, according to NBC 10. Two other people inside the attack were not injured.
Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the alleged attack. McLaurin said, once the police have finished handling the suspect, more information will be released to the media.
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