YORK – A York woman was arrested for attempted homicide and other charges after stabbing her 5-year-old child. 30-year-old Cierra Allen was taken into police custody. Police responded Wednesday morning to York Hospital for a stabbing victim. Detectives quickly learned through the investigation that Allen had caused the injuries to her child. The 5-year-old victim was airlifted to Hershey’s Children Hospital where she remains in critical condition. York City Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow asked for prayer for recovery of the child as she fights for her life, for support to the family as they work through the tragedy, and peace-of-mind to all the officers, emergency workers, medical personnel and school staff who responded to the incident.

CIERRA ALLEN