3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Woman Stabs Him in Face Next to Parents

August 30, 2019 Updated: August 30, 2019

Warning: Video footage might be disturbing to some viewers.

A 3-year-old child was randomly stabbed by a woman on the street in Tbilisi, the capital city of nation Georgia, before he was discharged from the hospital days later.

The Aug. 27 video footage shows a heavyset woman walking past a family before apparently stabbing or slashing the child. According to the Georgian Journal, the child was 3 years old.

After that, the woman turns back and attempts to attack the child a second time.  The child is pulled back by his mother.  Then, the attacker goes after another child before the father pulls that child away, shown in the Georgian Journal video and reported by JamNews.

The parents of the boy said they haven’t seen the woman, 51, before, reported The Sun.

She managed to flee the scene, but police later arrested her. If convicted, she faces 10 years in prison.

The child was rushed to the hospital via an ambulance. According to the Journal, he was discharged from Zhvania Clinic.

“The state of health has improved, we intend to discharge the child. The patient had fairly deep wounds in the area of ​​the nose and right cheek. We provided initial surgical care to the patient and then, stitched the wound. Currently, the health condition has improved and he will be discharged,” Natia Vasadze, maxillofacial surgeon, told the news outlet.

Other details about the case are not clear.

Police have not released a motive in the case.

Woman Killed in Random DC Stabbing

A Washington, D.C., woman was stabbed to death while working her second job as a dog walker, leaving a small yellow pit bull mix howling nearby as neighbors rushed to her aid. News outlets report 27-year-old Margery Magill was killed the night of Aug. 27 as she walked the dog back to its apartment. Her screams alerted a neighboring couple who attempted to help; Magill later died at the hospital, The Associated Press reported.

District police say 24-year-old Eliyas Aregahegne was arrested that night at an area apartment and charged Aug. 28 with first-degree murder while armed. Police didn’t immediately release a motive, but said sexual assault and robbery have been ruled out and there’s no connection between the Magill and Aregahegne.

“This week, Margery Magill, a friend, and former TurkishWIN teammate, was killed in a tragic accident in Washington DC. She had left her mark in our Marketing Team where she was the lead. Margery was smart, kind and funny. We will miss your laughter and grace, Margery. Rest in peace,” TurkishWIN posted.

Facts About Crime in the United States

Violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply over the past 25 years, according to both the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) (pdf).

The rate of violent crimes fell by 49 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the FBI’s UCR, which only reflects crimes reported to the police.

Police crime scene tape marks a perimeter outside the Luxor Las Vegas hotel and the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
Police crime scene tape marks a perimeter outside the Luxor Las Vegas hotel and the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Oct. 1, 2017. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

The violent crime rate dropped by 74 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the BJS’s NCVS, which takes into account both crimes that have been reported to the police and those that have not.

The FBI recently released preliminary data for 2018. According to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January to June 2018, violent crime rates in the United States dropped by 4.3 percent compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

While the overall rate of violent crime has seen a steady downward drop since its peak in the 1990s, there have been several upticks that bucked the trend. Between 2014 and 2016, the murder rate increased by more than 20 percent, to 5.4 per 100,000 residents, from 4.4, according to an Epoch Times analysis of FBI data. The last two-year period that the rate soared so quickly was between 1966 and 1968.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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