A four-year-old girl was chopped on her way to school in St Mary on Friday morning, by a man reportedly of unsound mind.
The child has been admitted to hospital after being attacked in Charles Town in the parish.
It is reported that about 7 o'clock, the child was on her way to school, when she was chopped in the head.
No surprisingly, the man was later attacked by residents and was only saved by police personnel who intervened and rescued him.
He is now being treated in hospital for his injuries.