PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A mother has been arrested after police say she sliced her 3-year-old daughter multiple times with a machete. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. inside their home on the 5900 block of North Mascher Street in the city’s Olney neighborhood on Sunday.
Police say the girl suffered skull fractures and multiples lacerations on her head, shoulder and knee.
The girl was placed in critical but stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Authorities did not release the mother’s identity.
The Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is actively investigating the incident.