8-year-old stands in front of mom as estranged husband knifed family

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are looking for a man they say broke into his estranged wife’s home early Friday morning and seriously injured her and her young son with a knife.

KCTV reports that officers around 1:45 a.m. responded to Scarritt Avenue and Lawndale Avenue in response to a break-in and cutting.

The woman at the home had serious lacerations to her hands and arms, along with a cut on the left side. Her 8-year-old son — who stood between his mother and the assailant during the assault — received minor injuries, police said.

The mother’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening. Shortly after the cutting, police described both the mother’s and her son’s conditions as serious but stable. The estranged husband is not in custody, and police have not released his name or a description of him.