A three-year-old boy was stabbed to death yesterday. Police in Dublin are waiting to talk to Omar Omran’s mum, Maha Al-Adheem, 42, who underwent surgery in hospital for slash wounds. Officers have described the death as a “personal tragedy”. Omar was fatally injured with a kitchen knife, while his mum, a doctor in her 40s, was rushed to hospital with stab and slash wounds.
Emergency services rushed to the Riverside Apartment complex in the Poddle Park area of Kimmage in south Dublin at 7pm and the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. It is understood there were at least four emergency calls from the apartment complex because of what locals described as ‘shouting, banging and screaming’.
A source said: “We’re not looking for anybody else at the moment.” A police forensic technical team arrived early today and combed the apartment where they had lived for over two years. A few hours later at 11am dozens of shocked and distraught neighbours watched as the boy’s body was removed at 11am for a post-mortem which took place this afternoon.