THE BRONX (PIX11) — A 7-year-old girl was repeatedly stabbed in the Bronx on Tuesday morning, police said.
Her grandmother was identified as a person of interest in the stabbing, sources said.
Officers found the girl, unconscious and unresponsive, on a bed at a Clinton Avenue home near East 169th Street around 8 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said. She’d been stabbed multiple times, police said.
Emergency medical services rushed the girl to a hospital, police said. Authorities described her condition as critical.
Ana Martinez, who owns a nearby day care business, saw emergency services at the scene.
“When I went to look out the window, there was a child that was like full of blood that the cop was rushing into the cop car,” she said.
The day care owner said she’s seen the girl’s grandmother around the neighborhood, but never noticed anything odd.
“As a licensed provider, we have a lot of little ones that walk by themselves in that area, that becomes a concern as a provider and a parent,” Martinez said. “Is our neighborhood safe enough for us?”
After the stabbing, the person of interest was taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said. The NYPD has not yet released additional information.
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