SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Sheboygan Falls police said a woman assaulted her child and then injured herself during an incident at an apartment Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the incident happened shortly before 5 p.m. at the Plank Trail Apartments, on the northwest side of the city.
During a press conference Thursday morning, Sheboygan Falls Chief of Police Eric Miller said the 41-year-old mother assaulted her 8-year-old son. She then sustained self-inflicted "traumatic injuries." Police would not specify what type of injuries.
After the boy was assaulted, his father called 911 and jumped into action to preform life-saving measures until police showed up. The boy was taken to a Sheboygan hospital and was eventually transferred to Children's Wisconsin where he continues to recover in critical condition.
The mother was also taken to a Sheboygan hospital where she remains in stable condition, according to police.
Police said a 10-year-old boy was also in the apartment at the time of the incident, but he was unharmed.
Police also clarified Thursday that initial reports that the 8-year-old boy was stabbed were false. However, they did not provide specifics on the types of injuries he sustained.
Police said once the woman is recovered, charges will be referred to the Sheboygan County District Attorney's office.
Neighbors at the Park Trail Apartments were saddened to learn of the new developments on Thursday.
"I don't think they were letting anyone leave that building. They had it tapped off with crime scene tape," said Mercedes Lomibal, who lives next door to the building where police say the assault happened. "I feel like most people don't think that's going to happen right down the road."
You can watch the full Thursday morning press conference below.