Boy stabbed in attempted home invasion

An 11-year-old Va­len­cia boy was stabbed af­ter he re­spond­ed to a noise out­side his home ear­ly Tues­day.

Po­lice sus­pect the boy was not the in­tend­ed tar­get but had in­ter­rupt­ed an at­tempt­ed home in­va­sion.

At around 4 am the boy woke up af­ter hear­ing a soft thump­ing noise. He went to check when he no­ticed the front door of his home wide open. As he at­tempt­ed to close the door and lock it he was con­front­ed by a man dressed in black with a ban­dana over his nose and mouth.

The in­trud­er stabbed the boy in the ab­domen then es­caped.

The in­jured boy cried out for help and man­aged to wake up his sleep­ing rel­a­tives who took him to the San­gre Grande Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal. He was then trans­ferred to the Ac­ci­dent and Emer­gency De­part­ment of the Wendy Fitzwilliam Pae­di­atric Hos­pi­tal at Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex in Mount Hope.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat

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