Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at NY nursery

Multiple people stabbed in Queens NYC including children- reports

Reuters

A woman is being questioned after three infants were among five people stabbed Friday at a Queens day care center.

Two girls and one boy were stabbed at the day care near 161st Street and 45th Avenue in the Flushing section of Queens at 3:40 a.m. ET, police said.

The three infants stabbed were girls ranging in three days to one month old.

A 52-year-old woman who was found with a self-inflicted slash to her left wrist is a suspect and is in police custody.

The woman is also accused of stabbing one female co-worker eight times, police told WPIX. A 20-day-old was stabbed in the ear, chin and mouth, said police.

The motive was not immediately clear.

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Nine babies were in the house at the time of the attack. Prosecutors said they were aged 13 days, 22 days and 33 days.

The two adults wounded are the 31-year-old father of one of the children, who was stabbed in the leg, and a worker at the nursery.

The city's Buildings Department had received several complaints against the property, including the possibility that it was being illegally used as a hotel, records show.

Police gather outside a daycare center in a private home, after a stabbing in the Queens borough of NY, U.S., September 21, 2018. A bloody kitchen knife and a meat cleaver were retrieved at the scene, according to Sophia Mason, a police spokeswoman.

The networks adds that all of the children were with their parents inside the Mei Xin Care Inc building, which police described as a "short-term residential facility".

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