Paterson woman arrested after alleged stabbing of 5-year-old granddaughter

A 51-year-old woman from Paterson has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 5-year-old granddaughter. 

Aurora Villacorta has been charged with assault, weapons offenses, and child endangerment.

The Paterson Police Department responded to the incident near Carroll Street and Godwin Avenue at approximately 4:10 p.m.

Officers found the granddaughter inside the home with multiple stab wounds. 

Villacorta was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, officials said.