Man Stabs Grandmother in Head, Gets Tased by Police

A 70-year-old woman and her grandson both went to the hospital Tuesday night after he attacked her with a knife and stabbed her in the head, according to St. Louis police.

The grandson, a 28-year-old with a history of mental illness, attacked his grandmother in their home in the 1000 block of Sells Avenue, in north city's Baden neighborhood, before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. After getting stabbed in the head, the woman pushed her grandson out the front door of their home, where a passerby spotted her and took her to a nearby fire station. She then went to a hospital, where she was listed in stable but serious condition.

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The 1000 block of Sells Avenue.

By the time police got to the scene, the grandson was "uncontrollable," according to the police report. Police used a Taser to subdue him; he was then arrested and taken to a hospital.

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Here's the full police report:

Incident: Domestic Assault 1st (Cutting)

Location: 1000 block of Sells

Date/Time: 11/4/14 @ 21:25

Victim: 70-year old black female

Suspect: 28-year old black male

During an altercation, the suspect attacked the victim, who is his grandmother, with a knife, stabbing her in the head. The suspect then pushed the victim out the front door of their residence. A passerby observed the victim in the street and conveyed her to the fire station at N. Broadway and Halls Ferry. The victim was then conveyed to a hospital and listed in serious/stable condition. Upon officer arrival to the scene, the suspect was uncontrollable and had to be tased upon arrest. The victim reported the suspect has a history of mental issues. The suspect was conveyed to a hospital to be treated. The investigation is ongoing.

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