Canton mom charged with attempted murder, to 911 dispatcher: 'I cut my children's throats'

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - A Canton mother made a chilling 911 call this week.

"I cut my children's throats," the caller told a dispatcher.

Those listening to the call may be able to tell the woman, Nicole Auman, needs help.

Dispatcher: "You cut your foot?"

Caller: "I cut my children's throats and then cut my wrists. Please help my children."

Even after she called 911, police were shocked when they arrived at her Miami Court home.

"Officers responded to the scene. They had to force entry to get in," said Canton police Capt. David Kurzinsky. "Once inside, they found her with cuts on her wrists and two children, both females ages 7 and 10 with injuries to their necks."

The girls and their mother sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, though the emotional and mental scars may never go away.

"We have a saying, 'When in doubt, reach out,'" said Jeffrey Allen, who runs the Crisis Intervention and Recovery Center in Stark County. "Child abuse is preventable and the first step is through awareness for folks with thoughts, feelings and behavior that may result in harming a child."

Auman may not have known she could get help before she admittedly used a box-cutter to slit the throats of her two daughter as well as her own wrists.

She's been charged with attempted murder.

"There's a plethora of services available in the Stark County community to help people who may have emotional stress and behavior health needs. We have the 24-hour crisis hotline," Allen said.

If you or someone you know needs help please call 330-452-6000.

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