Three stabbings were reported in Northwest Philadelphia on New Year’s Day

Between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day, 14th District police officers responded to three unrelated knife-involved domestic disputes in the city’s Germantown and Stenton sections.



In the first case, a man involved in a verbal altercation with a 19-year-old woman on the 6100 block of Morton St. was stabbed in the upper arm at 8:15 a.m.

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The man was taken to an area hospital and the woman was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime with intent, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

Thirteen hours later in the 8500 block of Forrest Ave., a 41-year-old man was stabbed when, in the course of a physical altercation during which he allegedly tried to strangle an unidentified woman, the victim reportedly acted in self defense.

Charges have not yet been filed in that case, according to court records.

Then, police were called to the unit block of Collum St. at 11:19 p.m. for a reports of a woman with a weapon. Upon arrival, they were met by a 21-year-old woman who allegedly stated, “I stabbed my mother.”

The victim was taken to an area hospital while the suspect was arrested and charged with criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats, according to court documents.

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