A 6-year-old child is dead and another juvenile is injured after a 24-year-old woman stabbed them both in Dallas Thursday, police say.
Troyshaye Mone Hall, 24, faces a capital murder and aggravated assault charge for the stabbing, police said Friday, but investigators did not reveal any motive for the alleged attack.
Officers were called to a stabbing at a residence on the 2900 block of Frazier Street, southeast of Fair Park, shortly before 2 p.m. When officers arrived, a witness told them an adult woman, Hall, had stabbed both of the children.
A woman who lived at the residence said she ran to a neighbor, a member of law enforcement, to get help detaining Hall and they were physically able to restrain her.
“He was off duty. [They said] he had tackled the young lady. He had detained her, and then he put the baby, the 6-year-old in the car,” said community activist Lamont Levels.
Levels lives nearby and said he was one of several neighbors to call 911.
From the fire station, Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics transferred the girl to a hospital, where she died, police said.
The juvenile boy, whose age has not been released, was also hospitalized and is said to be in stable condition.
Hall was brought into custody Thursday and charged Friday. She has booked into a local jail, police said. Her bail is set at a total of $1,500,000.
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No further details have been confirmed by police and investigators have not revealed any motive or reason for the attacks.