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77-Year Old Grandmother Stabbed Multiple Times By Grandson

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A 77-year old grandmother was stabbed multiple times and struck in the head by her own grandson in a brutal attack that has shaken a quiet neighborhood.

The woman was able to escape to a neighbor's porch on the 1700 block of North Allen Avenue in Altadena on Friday around 7:45 p.m., and the neighbor called 911 for her. Sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested the woman's 23-year old grandson for the attack, saying he was covered in blood but uninjured. Deputies say they round an ax handle, without the blade, that was used to beat the woman but are still looking for the knife used to stab her multiple times in the torso.

The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, according to ABC 7, and is recovering from the attack.

"Everybody keeps to themselves in the neighborhood here, and... [the grandson is] usually very quiet," said neighbor Dona Smith.

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Authorities do not know what the motive for the attack was.