Authorities in western Arkansas say a 6-year-old girl has died after she was stabbed last week.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the child died Thursday at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Authorities say the attack happened May 10 at a rural home near Hartman.
The sheriff's office says witnesses woke up at about 3:45 a.m. and found a man attacking the 6-year-old girl in her bedroom. Authorities say the man was a relative of the girl.
According to the sheriff's office, the girl was stabbed behind the ear and two family members were injured while trying to stop the attack.
Authorities say they won't release the girl's name until an autopsy is conducted Friday.
The suspect is being held at the Johnson County jail but has not been formally charged.
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