A woman’s two sons were stabbed in the head by their mother’s co-worker after they tried to stop the man from raping her. Hengjian Ni has been arrested for the alleged attack on the Philadelphia woman and her children.
Ni turned himself in hours after the attack occurred.
On March 6, the stabbing took place on Knorr Street in Philadelphia.
According to a police report, just after 2 p.m. local time, Police responded to a 911 call for a person with a weapon.
The police report said an Asian woman, 37, had multiple stab wounds throughout her body.
Two stab wounds to the back of the head were inflicted on the woman’s 15-year-old son, the second victim.
The woman’s 10-year-old son, the third victim, was stabbed in the back of the head and his left leg.
When one of the young boys ran down the street covered in blood, a neighbor helped the victims; she told NBC10.
“She said, ‘Help me. Help me.’ She came struggling down the steps,” the neighbor, who did not want to be named, said to NBC10.
“I told her, ‘I called the ambulance. Hold on, stay there.’ She was like, ‘My sons. My sons.’ I was like, ‘I have them. I have them. They’re safe.'”
The female victim is at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital and is in critical condition. At the same hospital, her two sons are both listed in stable condition.
Ni tried to turn himself in to the detectives at the 15th District headquarters. Instead, he was taken to the hospital and identified as the suspect.
He has been charged with three counts of simple assault, three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, three counts of attempted murder, attempted rape, possessing instruments of crime, and burglary.
According to reports, Ni and the woman were co-workers. The motive remains unknown.