Boy, 8, found stabbed inside Westchester apartment, mother, 33, arrested

Kimberly Dole
February 17, 2020 - 12:01 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are investigating the stabbing of an 8-year-old boy in Peekskill on Monday. 

At approximately 7:40 a.m., Peekskill Police units responded to a report of a child in danger inside an apartment located at 922 Main Street.

As units were en route, officials further determined that the suspect was potentially threatening harm to the child with a knife.

Upon arrival, officers discovered 33-year-old Dayonna Hammonds holding a knife and a boy, later identified as her son, with an apparent stab wound to his torso.

Police immediately arrested the woman. The child was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound.

Hammonds remains in police custody and charges are pending, officials say.