Philadelphia – Man Stabbed Six Family Members While They Slept


Philadelphia police have arrested a 29-year-old man who they say stabbed six of his family members while they slept early Friday morning.

Police were called to the 3000 block of North Front Street in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia just after 4:00 a.m., where they found the six victims aged between 26-57, according to WPVI. Neither the suspect’s identity nor the victims’ identities have been released.

The victims were transported to Temple Hospital, the outlet reports.

“A 30-year-old woman stabbed multiple times in the back, a 32-year-old woman stabbed multiple times in the chest and arms and a 49-year-old woman stabbed multiple times in the neck, head and back were all being treated in critical condition, police said,” WCAU reports.

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The other victims were in stable condition.

Multiple young children were present at the home, but none were injured, authorities said, per WTFX.

“It’s a very violent scene,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told WPVI.

Small explained that the victims were stabbed in three bedrooms on the home’s second floor. He noted blood was present on walls, doors, and the floor, and one of the bedroom doors was knocked from its hinges. Police say the suspect, who lives at the home, went from bedroom to bedroom stabbing the victims, one of whom is special needs. 

Authorities found two seven-inch blood-covered knives on the second floor. 

“One of the knives, that’s all metal, is broken, which goes to show how violently these individuals were being stabbed,” Small told WPVI. 

The victims provided police with a description of the suspect, and a person fitting the description was located three blocks away from the residence. 

“This person was also covered with blood. His face, his clothing and he actually had some cuts to the inside of hands, which is common when you stab somebody,” Small said.

The man was apprehended and taken to a hospital for treatment of his hand wounds, WPVI reports. Family members positively identified the suspect, Small said.

A motive has yet to be determined.

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