BROWNSBURG, Ind. — A woman suffered serious injuries Monday after she was stabbed multiple times by her son in a Brownsburg neighborhood, police said.
The Brownsburg Police Department identified the suspect as 30-year-old Kyle A. Braun.
He is facing preliminary charges of attempted murder and battery by bodily waste on an officer.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., police were called to the 1500 block of Midnight Pass in the Summer Ridge subdivision.
BPD said officers arrived to find a 59-year-old woman lying in her front yard with a large kitchen knife protruding from her head as neighbors tended to her. She was alert and able to advise officers that her son had attacked and beaten her in the kitchen of her home, said police.
“It was definitely quite miraculous that she was able to remain conscious and alert enough to identify who her attacker was,” said Brownsburg Police Cpt. Jennifer Barrett.
The woman was taken to Eskanazi Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition. Barrett said her neighbors made a world of difference in her condition.
“They were just on each side of her, of course, stabilizing her head and stabilizing the knife that was still protruding from her head,” Barrett said.
FOX59/CBS4 spoke with several neighbors who said they helped the victim. Neighbors said they heard loud screams and rushed to apply pressure to the woman’s wounds and do what they could.
“Neighbors had actually grabbed items out of their homes such as blankets to comfort her and keep her warm,” Barrett said.
Neighbors pointed officers in the direction that Braun fled on foot. Police found Braun in the neighborhood and arrested him. He was treated at a local hospital for wounds to his hand before being booked into the Hendricks County Jail without bond.
Police said Braun’s mental health issues and anger issues toward his mother contributed to the attack. Barrett said Braun currently has a warrant out for his arrest in Ohio.
“The best we can tell is he had left a facility, a mental health facility, where he was being monitored by the Ohio parole officers,” Barrett said. “But he had cut that GPS monitoring device and left and the last time they had saw him was March 23.”
Police also charged him with two counts of battery by bodily waste on an officer for spitting on officers after he was arrested.
BPD noted that the suspect has an active arrest warrant out of Ohio.