Woman accused of attacking 3-year-old daughter with machete

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say a woman attacked her 3-year-old daughter with a machete on Sunday night. She’s in the hospital in critical but stable condition, and the mother is in police custody. 

Police says when they were called to a home on the 5900 block of Mascher Street around 8:15, there was a lot of blood. They found the girl bleeding with six slashes to her body on her head, shoulder and knee. Her mother was also in the house.

Commissioner Richard Ross said Monday morning the girl also suffered skull fractures. 

“So she also sustained some significant trauma, very sadly at the hands of her mother,” he said. “The very individual that’s supposed to be here to protect her is the one who inflicted this type of harm and trauma, because now you got a 3-year-old who will live with this and have those horrible memories.”

The girl was rushed to the hospital, and her mother was the taken to the special victims unit for questioning.

It’s unclear if other were in the home when girl was attacked.

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