9-year-old arrested for stabbing 5-year-old multiple times in Florida, police say

Police: 9-year-old arrested for stabbing 5-year-old multiple times

A 9-year-old was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly stabbing a 5-year-old multiple times, according to the Ocala Police Department.

Treshaun Joseph was arrested after being interviewed by detectives, according to a news release. He is being charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Officers around 4:20 p.m. responded to Berkeley Pointe Apartments on Northeast 7th Street in response to a stabbing inside one of the units, according to a news release. There, they located the 5-year-old victim with multiple stab wounds.

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Joseph was located by officers hiding in a nearby maintenance shed a short time later, according to police. The victim was alert and able to communicate, and was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.

Ocala Police Department
Ocala Police Department (WFTV.com News Staff)