Woman Faces Assault Charge In Stabbing Of 3-Year-Old Boy

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) – A woman accused of stabbing her 3-year-old neighbor as he walked with an older sibling to a school bus stop has been charged with felonious assault.

Authorities say it’s still not clear what prompted the attack, which occurred Thursday morning in Deerfield Township.

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Authorities said 46-year-old Xiaoyan Zhu ran from her home to the child’s house and used a ceramic knife to stab him three times in his neck and back.

Zhu’s teenage daughter was home and attending classes online when she told her teacher about the stabbing.

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The teacher immediately called 911.

The child is expected to fully recover, Zhu was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

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