Mother Jumps From Burning Home After Son Stabs Her, Police Say

Woman jumps from East Wishert Street home after being stabbed in the neck

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An injured woman jumped from the second floor of her burning Philadelphia rowhome after her son allegedly stabbed her in the neck, chest and other parts of her body, Philadelphia police said.

The incident played out around 11 p.m. Tuesday along East Wishart Street, near Emerald Street, in the city's Kensington neighborhood.

The 54-year-old woman jumped from the second floor of the burning home after being stabbed in the chest, face, neck, left hand and abdomen, Philadelphia police said.

The woman was rushed to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire to the first floor of the home, investigators said. The Philadelphia Fire Marshal's office declared it an arson.

The son was arrested, police said, but no charges were immediately announced.

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