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6-year-old boy stabbed 'dozens of times,' released from hospital

Boy's mother is in Buffalo police custody
Posted: 8:53 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-13 13:44:47-04
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Police investigating stabbing of 6-year-old boy in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 33-year-old mother is in custody after a 6-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck multiple times Wednesday morning.

Neighbors tell 7 Eyewitness News Hannah Buehler they heard screaming around 7:30 Wednesday morning. One of the neighbors walked upstairs and found Elijah covered in blood. Neighbors say the mother was holding a knife when they found the boy.

One of the neighbors says the boy was stabbed dozens of times. Buffalo police told 7 Eyewitness News the boy was stabbed a number of times on Purdy Street in the city's Cold Springs neighborhood.

The boy was rushed to Oishei Children's Hospital. Police issued an update Sunday that he has been released from the hospital.

Police say the mother has a number of "self-inflicted" stab wounds she remains at ECMC, charges against her are pending a psych evaluation.

Custody of the child is pending due to court proceedings.

"We did recover the weapon," Captain Jeff Rinaldo said.

According to police, a neighbor called police about the attack, but police did not elaborate about the initial call.