3 stabbed, 1 killed, overnight in Philadelphia, police say

Authorities say three people were stabbed in separate incidents overnight in Philadelphia, including a woman who was fatally wounded in Kensington and a Wawa employee who disarmed and stabbed an alleged attacker inside the store.

According to police, an officer patrolling the 3000 block of A Street was told was alerted that a 37-year-old woman had just been stabbed nearby. When the officer arrived, police say a 37-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the neck was being held by her hair by a 38-year-old woman with a knife. 

The victim was taken by medics to Temple Hospital where she died just after 2 a.m., according to police. The suspect was disarmed and taken into custody. 

No charges have been reported at this time. Police have not said what sparked the deadly stabbing.


Investigators in the city's West Mount Airy section say a Wawa employee stabbed an attacker who allegedly punched and choked him as he was unloading boxes. 

According to investigators, the 42-year-old suspect assaulted the employee inside the store on the 7200 block of Germantown Avenue after complaining that he was not being waited on quickly.

Police say the suspect was brandishing a knife when he attempted to charge around the store counter and was stabbed by the unnamed Wawa employee who had a pocket knife. 

The suspect was taken to Einstein Hospital and placed in critical condition, according to police. 

An arrest was made and a weapon was recovered, but police have not announced any charges.  

Another man was critically wounded after being stabbed nearly a dozen times at a PATCO station on 15th and Locust streets.



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