MELBOURNE, Fla. - A child is in custody after officials with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida said the child stabbed their own mother.
Officials said the 40-year-old woman was stabbed around 6:30 p.m.
The woman was later transported in critical but stable condition to a hospital, where she was treated for multiple stab wounds, deputies say.
Neighbors in the gated community said these types of incidents are unusual for the community.
"It's a very quiet neighborhood," said Michael Conway. "We never have these type of situations in Bay Tree."
Conway said the community is made up mostly of retirees and that he's never seen a violent crime in the neighborhood in the 17 years he's lived there.
Deputies aren't sure what led to the stabbing.
Charges against the juvenile have not yet been filed.
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