Police: Woman hospitalized after she is stabbed 16 times in Wissinoming

December 02, 2018 - 10:02 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia police are investigating after a woman is stabbed 16 times, leaving her in critical condition.

The stabbing took place along the 5700 block of Erdrick Street, just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

According to police, the 43-year-old female victim sustained wounds to the "upper extremities," arms and face.

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The suspect, police say, was a 43-year-old man who was reportedly under the influence of narcotics at the time of the incident. 

Officials say the male was transported to Einstein Hospital, where he later died just after 8 o'clock.

Authorities are still investigating the scene, and say a weapon has been recovered.