Peekskill

Mom Stabs 8-Year-Old Son Inside NY Home: Police

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital with with an injury that wasn't considered to be life-threatening, police said

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  • Dayonna Hammonds, 33, allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old son inside their apartment in Peekskill, police say
  • The boy had a stab wound to his torso, according to police. His injury wasn't life-threatening
  • Hammonds was arrested at the scene, and was charged with assault

A mother allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old son inside their apartment in Peekskill, leaving him with a non-life threatening injury, police said. 

Officers responding to a report of a child in danger at a home on Main Street in Peekskill around 7:40 a.m. on Monday found Dayonna Hammonds, 33, inside holding a knife, Peekskill police said. A neighbor said he had heard screaming coming from the apartment earlier in the morning.

Hammonds’ 8-year-old son had a stab wound to his torso, according to police. He was taken to a nearby hospital with an injury that wasn't considered to be life-threatening, police said. 

Hammonds was arrested at the scene, and was charged with assault. Her attorney information wasn’t immediately available. 

Police didn’t immediately provide additional details about the stabbing. An investigation is ongoing. 

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