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Cierra Nicole Dyer

Mother Stabs Baby Multiple Times in Front of Police Officer: Reports

A North Carolina woman is facing charges after police say she stabbed her young daughter several times in front of a police officer.

The incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Monday at an apartment off of Taylor Street in Greenville. Officers who responded to a call concerning a dispute found 21-year-old Cierra Dyer arguing with her mother regarding custody of her 1-year-old daughter.

When an officer walked into the kitchen, he saw Dyer stabbing the child multiple times. When the responding officer walked toward Dyer, she threw the knife on the floor and was immediately taken into custody, according to WITN.

“Dyer was already actively stabbing the child when the officer walked in and confronted her, at which point she dropped the knife,” Greenville police said.

CBS 9 reports that the baby was rushed to the theVidant Medical Center in Greenville and is expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, Dyer is facing felony child abuse and attempted murder charges. She remains behind bars on a $1.5 million bond at the Pitt County jail.

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[Featured Photo: Cierra Dyer/Police Handout]