NY Social Worker Stabbed During Home Visit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Police said a New York social worker was in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times while visiting a client at his Westchester County home.

Frances Mortenson underwent surgery at Westchester Medical Center Wednesday night.

Police said the attack occurred while she was visiting Jamile Wilson at his White Plains apartment.

White Plains public safety police commissioner, David Chong, said Wilson called 911 around 11 a.m. Wednesday to report he had gotten into an argument with his social worker and was armed with a knife.

Police charged Wilson with second-degree attempted murder.

The 47-year-old Mortenson works as a social worker at St. Vincent’s Hospital Center in Harrison.

It was not immediately clear if Wilson had retained a lawyer.

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  • Deborah

    Social workers should be able to carry a gun just like parole officers do and they should be escorted by police officer if they are doing home visits.

  • The Good Samaritan

    Social workers needs to carry guns for protection.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  • nyc

    Why do social workers make visits at residences ? What is their purpose ? Just asking.

  • Jamile Wilson

    I look forward to being euthanized as I do not deserve to live in society.

  • Gerard Matthies

    My wife works for the same unit on staten island and was attacked last month. She was lucky to get away, there policy should have changed then! I and my wife are outraged…..she doesnt even want to return to work its insane im a correction officer and i am safer at my job!

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