8-year-old boy stabbed in Westchester County, mother in custody

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Monday, February 17, 2020
8-year-old boy stabbed in NY, mother in custody
A Peekskill mother is in custody after her 8-year-old son was stabbed Monday morning

PEEKSKILL, Westchester County (WABC) -- An 8-year-old boy was stabbed in Westchester County Monday morning, and his mother is now in police custody.

The incident happened inside an apartment on Main Street in Peekskill around 7:40 a.m.

Police were called to the scene where someone called 911 to report that 33-year-old Dayonna Hammonds was threatening her 8-year-old son with a knife.

When police got inside the apartment, they say they found Hammonds holding a knife to the child, who had already suffered a stab wound to his torso.

Officers were able to take her into custody and rush the boy to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hammonds remains in custody with charges pending.


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