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Five people were stabbed, including three infants, at a home day care 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 day care 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.
NBC New York reports it happened just before 4 a.m. Friday in Queens.
Police said the Queens facility wasn’t licensed.
The name of the suspect wasn’t immediately released and officials hadn't publicly identified a motive.
All of the wounded infants were females: a 3-day-old, a 20-day-old and a 1-month-old. The 3-day-old girl and 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the stomach and the 20-day-old girl had lacerations on her ear, authorities told FOX 5 NY. The trio was in critical, but stable, condition.