A 40-year-old Pennsylvania woman is in custody for the death of her 5-year-old son, police say.
Fox 20 reports that the incident happened in Philadelphia on Monday night, off of the 4800 block of Pine Street. The child’s father came home to find the boy drowning in a bathtub full of water, with a laceration to his neck.
The mother, who was alone with the child when the incident happened, had stab wounds to her arm. Police think the wounds were self-inflicted, adding that the mother may have some mental health issues, according to ABC 6.
First responders arrived at the scene and performed CPR on the child before rushing him to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He subsequently passed away.
Authorities said the child’s father is fully cooperating with the investigation. The mother, upon release from the hospital where she’s being treated for stab wounds, will remain in police custody.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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