NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) – A mother was taken into custody after her 5-year-old boy was stabbed in Newark on Monday, officials said.

Police responded to Murray Street near Brunswick Street after the stabbing was reported around 5:10 p.m., according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé.

The injured boy was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police took the mother of the boy into custody, according to Fragé.

Additional information about the incident wasn’t immediately available.

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