PA State Police: 9-year-old boy fatally stabbed an 11-year-old in Bradford County


BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda, Pa., issued a news release Sunday related to an on-going homicide investigation into the fatal stabbing of an 11-year old boy by a 9-year-old boy on Randall Road, Ridgebury Township, along the county’s northern border with New York State.

The official police report said the two children were playing with Nerf toys around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when the two children got into a “tug of war” over a Nerf gun.

During the struggle, the 9-year-old, who had been holding a knife at the time, cut the 11-year-old in his upper left chest area.

The victim was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., where the boy was pronounced dead after life-saving attempts failed, according to the police report.

Because it is an ongoing investigation, police would not release any other information.

According to the 2010 Census, Ridgebury Township has roughly 2,000 residents and is affliated with the Athens School District.