A Maryland mother allegedly slashed her 3-year-old daughter’s neck with a pair of scissors — then turned the blade on herself, police said.

By Jon Haworth

The suspect, Anne Akers, 28, was hit with an attempted murder charge for the alleged attack inside her home in the Wheaton-Glenmont neighborhood near Washington, DC, police said.

A relative called police that morning when she went to the house and found blood on the floor, according to Montgomery County Police.

Anne Akers was charged with attempted murder for allegedly slashing her daughter’s neck with a pair of scissors.Montgomery County Department of Police

When officers entered the home they discovered a pair of scissors and blood on the floor of the home before locating 28-year-old Anne Catherine Akers on a bedroom floor suffering from a laceration to her neck.

The cops then tried to treat Akers’ wound and pulled off the blanket she was holding, cops said.

Underneath, they found her 3-year-old daughter with a “life-threatening” cut on her neck, authorities said.

Officers immediately began performing life-saving measures on the 3-year-old, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Department of Police.

The toddler was then rushed to a local hospital via helicopter, where she is expected to survive.

Authorities did not disclose possible motivations or reasons behind the slashing.

Detectives have now charged Akers with one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree child abuse and will be held without bond at the Rockville District Court.

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