5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at NYC day care

22 September, 2018, 01:44 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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A woman stabbed three infants and two adults at a day care in Queens before turning the blade on herself early Friday morning, according to law-enforcement officials.

Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a home in Queens.

Two were stabbed in their stomachs, and the 20-day-old was stabbed in her ear, lip and chin, NBC said, citing the New York Police Department.

The suspect, a 52-year-old employee at the daycare, was found unconscious in the basement bleeding from self-inflicted wounds to her wrists.

Police have not filed charges pending the investigation.

Two knives were recovered, police said.

The victims were listed in critical but stable condition.


Nine babies, along with some of their parents, had been in the center during the attack, she said.

Chief Holmes said the home was not known to police, apart from one call in 2011 of "children screaming". She was taken into a custody for a psych evaluation, said authorities. A motive has not yet been determined.

The woman is also accused of stabbing one female co-worker eight times, police told WPIX.

A spokeswoman for the state's Office of Children and Family Services said the home is not an OCFS-licensed or regulated childcare program.

It is unclear if the nursery was a legal child care facility, according to CBS New York.

The suspect also stabbed a man in the leg, who is thought to be a father of one of the children at the daycare, but it wasn't clear if one of his children was stabbed.

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