A 6-year-old boy has been found safe in Worcester, Massachusetts several hours after his mother’s boyfriend drove off with him after stabbing the child’s mother in Hartford, Connecticut, according to police. They are still looking for the suspect.
Hartford police dispatchers received a 911 call at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday about a woman who was covered in blood on Natick Street and screaming for help, according to police.
Patrol officers, as well as Hartford firefighters and EMS responded, began treating the woman and learned that the victim and her 6-year-old son were in a vehicle with the suspect and the woman was stabbed several times.
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She was able to get out of the car and the man fled, taking the victim’s son from a prior relationship with him, according to police.
The victim had been stabbed more than 30 times and was transported to Hartford Hospital, where she went through emergency surgery, police said.
Police said a nationwide alert was placed on the vehicle registration, surrounding towns were briefed on the incident and the boy was entered into a nationwide database as missing-endangered.
Around 5:30 a.m., police in Worcester, Massachusetts contacted Hartford police and said they found the boy and the car, according to Hartford police.
The little boy did not appear to be harmed, but was taken to and area hospital to be evaluated.
Police have not identified the suspect and said they are still looking for him. Authorities said they are working to obtain a warrant.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took temporary custody of the child and have been working with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the child’s family.
The mother is listed in critical, but stable condition, police said.