Boston Mom Pushing Baby in Stroller Stabbed Repeatedly

Published 04/02 2013 02:39PM

Updated 04/02 2013 02:41PM

A young mother pushing her baby in a stroller was stabbed repeatedly in broad daylight Monday in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.

After the vicious attack, which left her year-old infant unharmed, the woman dragged herself and her blood-spattered stroller around a corner before collapsing in front of an ice cream shop, local NBC affiliate WHDH reported.

"Whoever did it, definitely cowards, to do something like that to a young mother," ice cream store owner Joseph Conway told the Boston Herald. "She was stabbed pretty badly. There was blood all over the stroller."

The unidentified woman was stabbed several times on Monday around 4 p.m., police told The Associated Press. She was rushed to Boston Medical Center, and her injuries were not considered life threatening.

"It's pretty shocking, yeah. I've never heard of anything like that happening before," local shopkeeper Eric Lundquist told WHDH.

A 17-year-old female suspect was arrested later on Monday in connection with the stabbing, WHDH reported.

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