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Police: Husband In Custody In West Oak Lane Stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The man accused of stabbing his wife and baby daughter inside their West Oak Lane home has been taken into police custody.

Forty-one-year-old Steven Burton was picked up by police Sunday night in Maryland and was being questioned in connection with the stabbing of his 37-year-old wife and 21-month-old baby girl.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Dallas Street.

Police say the incident began as a domestic dispute, and ended with a violent attack on the woman and child.

A neighbor heard the screams and rushed into the home and found the mother with several stab wounds to her chest and arm.

"We have been neighbors for four years, and they argue and they fight, but yesterday it was just like this is not normal," said neighbor Donletta Bolds. "The way she was screaming was not normal. And she was screaming to the point that I'm shocked that I'm the only one that heard her. That's how loud she was screaming. When she opened the door I could tell why she was screaming, she was cut in her chest, like I said, her arms probably had, like, I can't even say, but her arm was just sliced all open."

Bolds said the woman directed her upstairs to check on her daughter, and that's where she found the baby bleeding heavily from a stab wound to her torso.

The woman was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. The baby was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital For Children where she was also listed as critical.

There was no initial word on any charges against Burton or if he was back in the Philadelphia area.

Bolds said the couple also has a 4-year-old son, but he was not harmed during the conflict.

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