FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- A Fitchburg police official says a six-year-old girl was sleeping when her mother stabbed the child several times.
Lieutenant Todd Stetzer tells 27 News investigators are still looking for the 30-year-old mother's motive for stabbing her daughter.
Authorities said the girl is in critical condition at UW Hospital, but is expected to recover.
Stetzer says the mother also stabbed herself, and is also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Stetzer tells 27 News officers from his department have had past contact with the mother, but said those contacts never involved the child's welfare. Stetzer says the previous calls were primarily for "disturbances" and took place at a previous address. "Relationship issues and things like that," Stetzer said.
At the Quarry Ridge Apartments, where the stabbing took place, next door neighbor Hunter Walhovd says he recently saw the woman, and she appeared calm and happy.
Walhovd says the woman doted on his dog.
Authorities say the woman is under police guard while hospitalized.
Stetzer says the girl's father does not live with his child and her mother, but is at the hospital with his daughter as she recovers.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Officials say the six-year-old stabbing victim is expected to recover from her injuries.
Fitchburg police say as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, medical staff are describing her condition as "critical, however expected to recover."
Officials say the girl's mother admitted to police that she stabbed her daughter early Monday morning at a Fitchburg apartment. The 30-year-old mother was also admitted to a local hospital for self-inflicted stab wounds.
Police do not have any other details to release at this time.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Police say a six-year-old girl, who was stabbed by her mother early Monday morning, is back in surgery.
Fitchburg police tell 27 News that the stabbing victim is undergoing a second surgery, after officials responded to a report of a stabbing around 2:25 a.m. Monday on the 5100 block of Anton Drive.
Police say the girl's 30-year-old mother told officers that she stabbed her daughter.
Officials say the mother was also taken to local hospital for self-inflicted stab wounds. The mother is in stable condition at UW Hospital. She also underwent surgery for her injuries.
Police say the mother faces a possible attempted homicide charge.
Officials are trying to contact the girl's family members and the father to help with their investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- We're learning more about an early morning stabbing in Fitchburg, involving a mother and her six-year-old daughter.
Fitchburg police responded to a report of a stabbing on the 5100 block of Anton Drive around 2:23 a.m. Monday.
Officials say when they arrived they found a six-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds to her chest and back. She was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Police say they found the 30-year-old mother in the residence. Officials say the mother told police she stabbed her daughter. The mother had multiple self-inflicted stab wounds and cuts. She was also taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Fitchburg police say no additional suspects are believed to have been involved with this incident.
Officials say while they continue to investigate, anyone with information related to this incident should contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- The Fitchburg Police Department says a mother stabbed her young child.
The incident happened about 2:25 a.m. Monday morning.
The child is six years old.
Officials say the child had surgery early Monday morning. Fitchburg police say the child is likely still in surgery and the injuries are life threatening.
Stay with www.wkow.com for more on this developing story.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Two people were taken to the hospital after a stabbing in Fitchburg.
According to a Fitchburg police officer at the scene, a suspect and victim were taken to the hospital. The suspect and victim know each other. The police officer says they are not looking for any other suspects at this time.
The incident happened at Quarry Ridge Apartment Complex. That's near Anton Drive and King James Way.
Stay with WKOW for more updates.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Police are on scene of a stabbing in Fitchburg.
According to Dane County Communications, there are possibly two victims. Police are just arriving on scene.
The incident happened on the 5100 block of Anton Drive.
Stay with WKOW for more information.
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