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Dallas father killed his 3-year-old son, police say. Then he leaped from a window

A father accused of stabbing his 3-year-old son to death was arrested Saturday evening after he jumped from a second-floor apartment window, police said.

Brandon Edwards, 35, of Dallas, was taken into custody when officers arrived in response to a cutting call at 8613 Old Hickory Trail.

The call came in shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police said in an email Sunday.

After Edwards was arrested, officers entered the apartment and discovered a 3-year-old boy with a knife wound. The boy, later identified as Bryson Edwards, was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The child’s mother had fled the apartment with their 7-year-old girl to a nearby apartment where she called police.

She returned to the family’s apartment and officers discovered she had been stabbed.

The woman was taken to a local hospital and was in stable condition Saturday night. The 7-year-old girl was not injured.

Police did not release a motive in the stabbing.

Edwards was booked into the Dallas County Jail early Sunday and faces a charge of capital murder and aggravated assault of a family member with a weapon. Bail was set at $1.7 million.

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