Suspect Stabs Woman, Toddler in Philly: Police

A woman and a toddler both fought for their lives after being stabbed in Philadelphia Monday night.

Police said a 43-year-old woman and her 2-year-old grandson were on the 700 block of N. Preston Street when they were attacked by a suspect. The suspect stabbed the woman in the left shoulder and the boy once in the head, according to investigators.

The woman was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital while the toddler was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Both victims were hospitalized in critical condition.

Police recovered a weapon and charged a 26-year-old man with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Police have not yet revealed the suspect’s identity however.

The suspect suffered cuts to his arm and hand while trying to break through a window while fleeing officers, said police.

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