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3 infants among 5 stabbed at New York City day care

Posted at 10:35 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 12:31:16-04
The outside of a home in Flushing, Queens, New York City, where a stabbing occurred at a daycare center early on Sept. 21, 2018. / CBS NEW YORK

Five people were stabbed, including three infants, at a home daycare center in Flushing, Queens, authorities said Friday morning. Police found the suspect, a 52-year-old woman, with self-inflicted wounds to her wrists.

The suspect was taken into custody. Police said two knives — a butcher knife and meat cleaver — were recovered at the scene.

The stabbings occurred around 3:45 a.m. at a home operating as a daycare on 161st Street, CBS New York reports. It’s unclear whether it was a legal child care facility.

Three infants – girls ranging in age from three days to one month old – were injured.

One of the wounded infants was in serious condition but expected to survive. Six other infants inside the home were unharmed.

A father was stabbed in the leg, and a female co-worker was stabbed multiple times in her torso, police said.