Homeless woman stabs teens at Love Park

A 19-year-old homeless woman will face aggravated assault charges after stabbing two teenage girls at Love Park, in Center City, Wednesday evening, police said.

Two girls, ages 15 and 16, were playing in the fountain at Love Park at about 7 p.m. when someone threw a water bottle at Gabriel Hodges, a homeless woman who was nearby. 

Hodges thought that one of the girls threw the bottle at her, police said. An argument ensued and Hodges pulled out a pair of scissors.

The 15-year-old girl was stabbed in the stomach and shoulder, and the 16-year-old girl suffered a cut on the bridge of her nose, police said.

The younger victim was taken by medics to Hahnemann University Hospital and was in stable condition after surgery.

The 16-year-old was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, treated then released shortly after.

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