PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 66-year-old man who was stabbed 16 times is in police custody after a woman was stabbed nine times at a rooming house in North Philadelphia. The stabbing happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block of West Allegheny Avenue.
Police say the victim, believed to be in her early 40s, was stabbed nine times from the hip area up to her shoulder. She was transported to an area hospital and placed in critical condition.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
The 66-year-old man was also stabbed 16 times in the head and upper body, but he is in stable condition and being held as a prisoner.
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
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