5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

Minnie Murray
September 21, 2018

They have all been taken to hospital.

A female worker at a New York City daycare center stabbed three infants and two adults early on Friday, injuring one child seriously, then cut her own wrists, police said.

The victims - two little girls and a boy, plus two adults - were in stable condition Friday at local hospitals, NY police said.

A sixth person was found in the basement of the day care centre in the Flushing neighbourhood.

A man and a woman were also stabbed but sustained no life-threatening injuries. Their identities and ages weren't immediately released.

Investigators said they believed the home served as an informal neighborhood daycare center.

A 52-year-old woman with self-inflicted knife wounds was taken into custody, said police.

The father of one injured child and a woman who works at the Queens day care were among those attacked, according to police. It is not clear whether his child was among those stabbed.

Officials have not determined a motive, according to WNBC.

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