Authorities: Guy stabbed 4-year-old kid in chest during standoff

Syneca Ashley (Allegheny County Police Department)
Syneca Ashley (Allegheny County Police Department) Syneca Ashley (Allegheny County Police Department). NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP)– A Pennsylvania male consistently stabbed and seriously injured his 4-year-old kid throughout a standoff with cops that ended when officers stormed the home, authorities said Saturday.

North Versailles authorities had initially gone to the home prior to 10 p.m. Friday when Syneca Ashley Sr., 28, and the kid’s mother were involved in a nonviolent domestic disagreement.

The woman soon left the home, leaving the boy with his dad. But she called 911 about 30 minutes later and said Ashley had actually called her and threatened to kill the kid.

Cops then returned to the home, but Ashley chose not to speak with them and barricaded himself inside the residence. An Allegheny County SWAT team was hired, but authorities stated Ashley ended up being considerably more agitated as settlements continued over night and made continuous hazards to harm and/or kill the child.

Ashley became angry around 3:20 a.m. Saturday and the kid could be heard screaming and being struck. The SWAT group then went into the house, got the child to safety and apprehended Ashley without further event.

The kid had numerous stab injuries to the chest and was flown to a hospital. He was listed in important but steady condition. He is anticipated to make it through, authorities stated.

The father was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated attack, child endangerment and terroristic risks. It wasn’t known Saturday if he had kept an attorney.

North Versailles is about 14 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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