NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A mother was taken into custody after a 5-year-old boy was stabbed Wednesday, according to police.
Shortly after 5 p.m., police responded to 20 Murray Street in Newark on a call of a child stabbed.
Upon arrival, officers found a 5-year-old boy with stab wounds.
The boy was taken to University Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
The boy's mother was taken into custody for questioning as Newark detectives try to get some answers as to what happened inside the home.
One neighbor said he would occasionally see a little boy at backyard barbecues, but mostly, he believed an elderly couple lived there, moving in about 2 of 3 years ago.
"It was a little kid, used to be in the back," the neighbor said. "I guess all the family goes there when they cook. They do barbecues in the backyard. Never had no problems. For it to happen, very weird. That's very disturbing."
The incident remains under investigation.
No further information was provided.