SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (PIX11)—A child is fighting for her life after being repeatedly stabbed in Queens Tuesday morning.
According to authorities, the child who is believed to be 8-years-old, was stabbed inside a home on 176th Street, near 145th Avenue in the Springfield Gardens section at about 10:40 a.m.
The girl's mother was placed in police custody. Eyewitnesses tell PIX 11 that the woman stabbed the child, possibly to discipline her.
The area was filled with a heavy police presence as authorities continue their investigation into the stabbing.