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Woman cuts head of mother pushing her baby in stroller in random attack

By Mason White 4:44 PM October 17, 2017
Mother pushing baby in stroller (illustration)
Mother pushing baby in stroller (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Investigators are trying to figure out what prompted a woman to stab a mother who was pushing her baby in a stroller, according to police in Washington.

Seattle police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Kierra Monet Ward after being accused of stabbing Sarah Hanson several times on a public street in what appeared to be a random attack.

Ward has been charged with first and second-degree assault.

Ward has been booked into the King County Jail, and bail was set at $100,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Monday afternoon while Hanson was pushing her 5-month-old son Luke in a baby stroller.

Hanson was walking on 41st Avenue Southwest near SW College Street when she heard someone approaching her from behind.

Hanson moved to the side to allow the pedestrian to walk ahead of hear.

Suddenly, Ward pulled out a knife and began stabbing Hanson.

Hanson pushed away her baby and began screaming for help.

An elderly man rushed over to the scene and took the baby to safety.

Another person restrained Ward and forced her to stop the attack.

Police believe that the attack was completely random.

Prosecutors told a judge that Ward is extremely dangerous to the community and she should be kept in prison.

Hanson suffered cuts to her eyes, head, nose, chin, and hand.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she received 20 stitches.

Hanson may need to have surgery on her hand.