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Police: Man stabs great-grandmother as baby sits in car
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Police say a man stabbed the 67-year-old great-grandmother of his child in the middle of a crowded office building parking lot on Monday.

A man, later identified as 29-year-old Clarence Howard, got out of the other side of the car carrying a 6-month-old baby and ran across the street. The officer called for medical assistance for the woman and chased after the suspect.

When Howard saw the officer, he placed the baby on the ground and surrendered.

Howard was arrested and taken to Gwinnett County Jail. He faces aggravated assault and 3rd degree child cruelty charges. 

The victim, 67-year-old Betty Schiffield, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center. The child was not injured.

Authorities believe the attack was over a custody dispute. The incident happened outside of a building that houses a Division of Family and Children's Services office. The child's mother and grandmother was inside DFCS when the attack happened, unaware of what was going on outside.

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