The suspect in the stabbing of an 8-year-old in the head Friday has been arraigned on $250,000 and was sent to county jail after not initially posting bail.
Majeah Bashir, 32, allegedly stabbed the little girl, causing a large gash along her hairline, during an argument about babysitting, police said. She is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.
She allegedly attacked the second-grader in an apartment building hallway in Collingdale, Delaware County, in front of several other children.
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Officer arrived Friday afternoon at an apartment along the 500 block of MacDade Boulevard and found a man carrying a young girl who was bleeding from the head.
The man, who was working nearby, heard screams coming from the apartment.
Investigators said that during an argument, Bashir allegedly stabbed the girl in the head with a butcher knife.
Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said there was blood all over her hands and arms. The whole thing played out in front of the girl's siblings and other children, "They were right in the mix of all this," he said.
The second-grader was taken to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital then transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for further treatment.
Adams said the gash on her head was about 4 inches, but the girl was alert, talking, and expected to be fine. He credited the quick reaction of the man who carried the girl out, as well as the quick reaction of his officers in getting the girl to the hospital.
Adams said there has recently been some "bad blood" between the Bashir family and the girl's family, who lives on the first floor.
Bashir faces attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges, according to the Chief.
Her arraignment is expected to be some time next week.