5-year-old boy stabbed in back randomly by stranger, police say

A 5-year-old boy is recovering after being stabbed in the back Sunday by a stranger, police said. (Photo: ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

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A 5-year-old boy is recovering after being stabbed in the back Sunday by a stranger, police said. (Photo: ArtisticOperations/Pixabay)

A 5-year-old boy is recovering after being stabbed in the back Sunday by a stranger, police said.

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Jesus Felix, 26, walked up to the boy who was walking with his mother in the West Farms section of the Bronx around 1 a.m. and stabbed him, the New York Post reported.

The child was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, The Post reported.

Felix was arrested and charged with assault, acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a weapon, WPIX reported.

Police said Felix was hospitalized and is undergoing mental health evaluations, WPIX reported.

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