Man arrested after woman, child injured in Mantua stabbing

- A man has been arrested following a stabbing that left a woman and child injured in Mantua.

The incident occured on the 700 block of N. Preston Street at 7:37 p.m.

Police received a report of a person with a weapon and upon arrival they say the 43-year-old female victim on the street with a knife blade protruding from her back left shoulder.

She was taken to Penn Presbyterian in critical condition. However, she was able to tell officers that the man who stabbed her was on the porch of a home on the block.

The man ran inside the home, but police forced entry and followed the man to the second floor.

While attempting to flee, the man broke through a window, sustaining lacerations to his right arm and hand. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian in stable condition.

Officers discovered a second victim, a 2-year-old boy, on the second floor hallway area, bleeding from a laceration to the back of his head. He was taken to CHOP in critical condition.

The 26-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, and related offenses.

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