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Daughter, 8, stands in front of mom during knife attack

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-02 07:57:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police are looking for a man they said broke into his estranged wife’s home early Friday morning and seriously injured her and her young daughter with a knife.

KCTV reported police officers, around 1:45 a.m., responded to Scarritt Avenue and Lawndale Avenue in response to a break-in and cutting.

The woman at the home had serious lacerations to her hands and arms, along with a cut on the left side.

Her 8-year-old daughter — who stood between her mother and the assailant during the assault — received minor injuries, police said.

The mother’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

Shortly after the cutting, police described both the mother’s and her daughter’s conditions as serious but stable.

The estranged husband is not in custody, and police have not released his name or a description of him.