Mom ‘stabs and drowns son, 5, in bathtub and then knifes herself' in horrifying attack

A MOM allegedly stabbed and drowned her five-year-old son in a bathtub before knifing herself in a horrifying attack.

The mother is now in custody after the incident took place in West Philadelphia on Monday night.

Police said that the child's dad found his wife, 40, with stab wounds to her wrist. They believe that the stab wound is self-inflicted.

He then found his son lying face down in a bathtub that was filled with water, with a superficial laceration in his neck.

Medics performed CPR on the child and he was rushed to hospital before being pronounced dead a short time later.

His mother was also taken to hospital and will remain in custody after her injuries are treated, cops said.

Authorities believe that the mother has mental health issues.

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