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Police: Son strikes mother with axe, turns himself in

January 8, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man struck his mother with an axe in New York City, leaving her in critical condition.

Authorities say the 52-year-old woman was injured Monday at an apartment she shares with her two adult sons near the Coney Island boardwalk.

Police say she was struck in the head several times, and she has been hospitalized for treatment.

Authorities say her 32-year-old son turned himself in shortly after the assault.

Police have not released their names.

No charges have been filed, and an investigation is ongoing.

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