NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man in custody for the alleged stabbing of a mother and her 2-year-old son in Brooklyn is now facing attempted murder and assault charges.
Investigators say 26-year-old Jahvier Perez stabbed the child’s mother during an argument, then stabbed the toddler in the side of his head with a metal comb.
The child was left in serious condition. The boy’s mother was not seriously injured.
Perez is being held for a psychiatric evaluation.
He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.