Suspect, 39, arrested for ‘stabbing a colleague’s sons, 10 and 15, in the HEAD as they tried to stop him from raping mum’

A SUSPECT has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his colleague’s sons in the head as the boys tried to stop the man from raping their mother in Philadelphia.

Hengjian Ni, 39, turned himself in hours after the incident.

Ni turned himself in after the attack


Ni turned himself in after the attackPhoto credit: Philadelphia Police Department
Three injured were taken to a nearby hospital


Three injured were taken to a nearby hospitalPhoto credit: CBS

The triple stabbing happened March 6 on Knorr Street in Philadelphia.

Police responded to an 911 call for a person with a gun just after 2 p.m. local time, according to a police report.

An Asian woman, 37, had multiple stab wounds all over her body, according to the police report.

The second victim, the woman’s 15-year-old son, sustained two stab wounds to the back of his head.

The third victim, the woman’s 10-year-old son, was stabbed in the back of the head and in his left leg.

A neighbor told NBC10 she was helping the victims when one of the boys ran down the street covered in blood.

“She said, ‘Help me. Help me.’ She struggled down the steps,” the neighbor, who asked not to be named, told NBC10.

“I told her, ‘I called the ambulance. Wait, stay there.’ She said, “My sons. My sons.” I thought, ‘I have them. I have them. They are safe.'”

The female victim is said to be in critical condition at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital. Her two sons are both in stable condition at the same hospital.

Ni went to Northeast Detectives at the 15th Precinct Headquarters to turn himself in, but was taken to the hospital. There he was identified as a suspect.

He was charged with three counts of minor assault, three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of reckless endangerment of another person, three counts of attempted murder, attempted rape, possession of criminal instruments and burglary.

A motive for the crime remains unknown. Ni and the woman were reportedly co-workers.

The incident comes as the Philadelphia Police Department noted a 3.7% increase in violent crime in the city compared to this time last year.

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