Police: Elderly Boulder woman stabbed; family member arrested

Report: Woman says mentally ill son stabbed her

BOULDER, Colo. - An elderly Boulder woman was stabbed on Monday night and officers have arrested a family member, police said.

The woman knocked on a neighbor's door around 7 p.m. and told the neighbor that her son, who is mentally ill, had stabbed her with a knife, the Daily Camera reported, citing police dispatchers. The newspaper said the woman was stabbed in the chest.

Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel confirmed the woman had been stabbed at her home on Baldwin Place in east Boulder.

The woman was transported to a hospital, where she underwent surgery, Kobel said. The woman came out of surgery on Monday night and is expected to recover, she added.

Kobel said police had arrested a family member, but she could not confirm if the suspect is the victim's son.

Kobel said there was no danger to the community.

According to the Daily Camera, police were searching for the woman's son, and a man believed to be the suspect called police and told them he had walked to the area of Independence Road and 57th Street.

At about 7:40 p.m., officers reported they had arrested a man at gunpoint in that area, the newspaper reported.


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