Cicero woman, mom stabbed in break-in, police say


CICERO, N.Y. — A Cicero woman and her daughter were stabbed Sunday morning after a man broke into their home, police said.

The daughter called the Onondaga County 911 Center at 4:44 a.m. to say she and her mother had been stabbed after her ex-boyfriend broke in through a back window of their home on Lackawanna Lane in Cicero, police confirmed.

When officers arrived, they found the daughter and mother inside with stab wounds. The ex-boyfriend, however, was not there.

The ex-boyfriend, who police identified as Michael Powers, has not been taken into custody or charged as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cicero police, however, say they’ve been in contact with Powers.

“It would be to his benefit to turn himself in so we can resolve this,” Cicero Police Chief Joseph Snell said Sunday afternoon, more than 12 hours after the double stabbing was reported. “We don’t have any reason to believe he won’t turn himself in, but we’ll know in four to five hours.”

Ambulances took the mother and daughter to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment.

After the break-in early Sunday, the exes “got into an argument,” Snell said. “He had a knife” and allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the face and head, the chief said.

Her mother intervened and was stabbed several times, Snell said.

Snell said he believes the daughter was treated and released, but the mother remains in the hospital Sunday evening. Police expect both the mother and daughter to recover from their injuries, he said.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and North Syracuse Village Police Department assisted the Cicero Police Department at the scene.

Police said they also found the 3-year-old son of the young woman stabbed in the face was present at the time of the stabbings. He has been turned over to relatives, Snell said.

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