Monday, August 3, 2015

2 critical after Olney stabbing at home with hoarding situation

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Two people are in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times at an Olney home with a hoarding situation this morning.

Philadelphia police said the incident is believed to have happened on the front walkway of a residence on the 5900 block of North 4th Street.

A 71-year-old woman suffered stab wounds to her chest, back, arms and legs. A 54-year-old man was stabbed at least twice in his chest and torso.

The pair's relationship wasn't immediately known, but both lived at the home where the attack occurred.

Both were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition.

Police said the home was extremely cluttered, and the hoarding could make investigating difficult. The stabbing is believed to have taken place just in front of the house.

Multiple cats were also at the home, authorities said.

Police are looking for a man who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing a white shirt and black pants who was seen near the site. His connection to the victims or attack wasn't immediately known.

The circumstances remain under investigation. A weapon was recovered at the scene.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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