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Woman fatally stabs 6-year-old, injures teen boy in Dallas

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DALLAS — A woman is accused of fatally stabbing a 6-year-old girl and injuring a teenage boy in a Dallas neighborhood Thursday, authorities said.

The woman, who was not identified but is in custody, allegedly attacked the children at about 1:50 p.m. CDT, The Dallas Morning News reported. Police did not say whether the woman and children were related, or how they were connected, the newspaper reported.

According to the Dallas Police Department, a person who lived inside the home went to get a neighbor, who was an off-duty law enforcement officer, to help detain the woman and get help for the girl, WFAA reported.

After the alleged attacker was subdued, the neighbor took the girl to a nearby fire station, the Morning News reported. Firefighters then took the girl to an area hospital, where she died of her injuries, the newspaper reported.

The teen was also hospitalized and was in stable condition, KXAS reported.

Jeanetta Thomas, who lives near the family’s home, told WFAA that the woman “stabbed the baby and attempted to stab everyone else.”

Police have not released any information about the circumstances that led to the attacks. The woman was being questioned by detectives, the Morning News reported.

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