Toddler stabbed at Social Services office

The scene outside a Social Services office in East Baltimore where a toddler was stabbed. (Photo by Peter Hermann / April 24, 2012)

A toddler was stabbed this morning at a Social Services office in East Baltimore, and the child's mother is in custody, city officials said.

A woman was visiting her 8-month-old child at the office, in the 3000 block of E. Biddle St., and was in a room with the child and a social worker, said Baltimore Police Detective Donny Moses. At some point the woman became irate, Moses said, took out a long kitchen knife and stabbed the baby.

The child was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, is in good condition and is expected to survive, Moses said.

The mother is in police custody, Moses said, and was being treated on the scene for several cuts to her hands.

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