A 1-year-old boy was stabbed near Rittenhouse Square

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A 1-year-old boy was stabbed near Rittenhouse Square while being pushed with his twin in a stroller by his parents Saturday afternoon, less than five hours after a woman was stabbed about five blocks away in what police believe were attacks by the same person.
Philadelphia police are seeking a 29-year-old woman who has a prior arrest for aggravated assault and is wanted in New York in connection with an aggravated assault, Cpt.
Frank Banford from Central Detectives said during a news conference Saturday night.
The children’s father chased the attacker, who dropped a black bag.
Inside that bag was the coat the attacker in the first stabbing appeared to be wearing in videos and information leading to her identity, Banford said.
That child was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
The woman in the first attack was reported in stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital.
Banford described the weapon used in both attacks as “a long knife.

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Fewer than five hours after a woman was stabbed approximately five blocks away in what police believe to be attacks by the same person, a one-year-old boy was stabbed near Rittenhouse sq\. while being pushed by his parents in a stroller.

A 29-year-old woman who has been arrested before for aggravated assault is being sought by Philadelphia police in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred in New York, according to Cpt. Central Detective Frank Banford stated at a press conference on Saturday night.

He stated, “We need the public’s assistance.”. We want to talk to her to make sure she’s not a party to this. “.

At 7:57 a.m., Banford reported that the first of two “completely random” attacks had taken place. M. A 24-year-old woman walking eastward was stabbed in the chest and hand on the 1300 block of Chancellor Street, just off Locust Street, by a woman who then ran away with a blue bag, according to Banford.

About 12:45 p.m., the 1-year-old child was stabbed in both arms outside 300 South 18th Street, which is close to Spruce, while police were on the lookout for that individual. M. , Banford said, as his parents pushed the stroller he was in alongside a twin.

Banford watched security footage and recalled, “It looked like the female just rushed up to them, nothing was said.” The woman attempted to stab both children, but only one of them was hurt.

As the assailant dropped a black bag, the father of the children pursued him. The coat the assailant in the initial stabbing appeared to be wearing in footage and details that helped identify her was found inside that bag, according to Banford.

The child was brought to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to the police, where his condition was listed as stable. At Jefferson University Hospital, the woman who was attacked in the first instance was listed as having stable condition.

Banford called the weapon used in both attacks a “long knife.”. It appears to be a kitchen knife of some kind. “.

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel’s executive director, Lynne Balaban, sent an email to members on Saturday informing them that the second stabbing had occurred close by and that no one associated with the synagogue was involved.

“We have been informed that there is no connection whatsoever between this incident and anti-Semitism.”. The synagogue has been collaborating closely with the FBI, the Philadelphia Police Department, and other security agencies, according to Balaban’s letter.

The family received medical attention while they waited for an ambulance to arrive, according to Balaban, and the synagogue’s employees and security team also made sure that attendees and children attending religious school were safe and well.

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