On Tuesday morning, officers from the New York Police Department rushed to a Bronx apartment complex, after receiving reports of an injured child. According to CBS News, a 7-year-old girl had been stabbed in the neck. Her own grandmother was arrested for the attack.
“We just seen the cop running out with the child,” said neighbor Ana Martinez. “The child was full of blood. We didn’t even know what was really going on, and what was happening at the moment.”
Martinez, who operates an in-home daycare center five doors from where the stabbing has taken place, struggles to process what has occurred.
“It’s terrible to think that a human being would even do this to a child,” Martinez said. “I’ll be praying for that child.”
Officers at the scene say that the suspect, 65-year-old Martiza Yauger, appeared to be emotionally disturbed and mentally unstable. She has since been taken into police custody and charged with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, and spent many hours in surgery. She currently remains in critical condition, but is expected to survive her injuries. Authorities have yet to reveal what may have triggered the attack.
#Clique, please keep the victim in your thoughts and prayers as she heals from this event both emotionally and physically.