MIAMI -

A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after Miami-Dade police said he stabbed his mother multiple times while she was sleeping.

The incident happened early Monday morning at a home on Southwest 224th Terrace off Florida's Turnpike in Miami-Dade County.

According to detectives, U'Laun Jamar Volthire entered Yolanda Ferguson's bedroom while she was asleep, straddled her and began stabbing her repeatedly.

The 38-year-old victim's daughter heard her mother's screams and ran to help her.

Detectives said Volthire ran out of the house and initially tried to steal his mother's car, but he ran off on foot instead.

Police found the suspect nearby and took him into custody. A motive for the attack remains unclear at this time.

According to Kendall Regional Hospital, Ferguson is currently in fair condition.

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