A mom is behind bars now after police said on Sunday night, aug. 11, she assaulted her 3-year-old child with a machete.
Police were called to the Mascher Street 5900 block in the Olney section of Philadelphia just after 8 p.m.
That’s when they found a 3-year-old girl suffering multiple stab wounds to the head, shoulder, and knee. One cut was so deep that neighbors said you can see her skull.
A neighbor who is a nurse stabilized the girl who was subsequently rushed to the Einstein Medical Center where she is mentioned in critical but stable condition.
Witnesses claim that the mother appeared incoherent.
“It appears as though the parent was under the influence of something,” police said.
It’s unclear if at the time of the attack someone else was inside the home.
The mother was not identified yet.