DETROIT -

Police say that a 26-year-old Detroit man killed his 53-year-old mother by stabbing her several times on Sunday.

The man is in custody; police think that mental problems may have been involved.

The alleged incident happened in the 11800 block of Whithorn, just a few blocks from the corner of Bradford and Minden. A knife was pulled from a coat in a field near that corner by police.

Knife pulled out of coat in field