Five Stabbed Including Three Infants At NYC Day Care; Butcher Knife, Meat Cleaver Recovered At Scene

A 52-year-old day care worker is accused of stabbing five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at a short-term residential care facility in Queens early Friday. Police say they recovered a butcher knife and a meat cleaver at the scene, reports NBC New York

Seven infants were inside the facility when the woman attacked a female co-worker and the children just before 4 a.m., according to an official. 

A 3-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the stomach; a 20-day-old girl had a laceration to her ear, chin and lip. All are in critical but stable condition, authorities said. Two other people, a father of a child at the day care and another woman who worked there, were also stabbed at the Flushing center just before 4 a.m. Friday. The woman was stabbed eight times in the torso.NBC New York

The suspect was found unconscious on the basement floor of the daycare center at 161st Street and 45th avenue, with self-inflicted stab-wounds to the wrist, according to police. 

Police say the 52-year-old woman was found unconscious on the basement floor of the day care center on 161st Street with her left wrist slashed in what police say was a self-inflicted wound. She is in police custody at an area hospital; officials said she has regained consciousness, but it’s unclear if she’s talking.

The 31-year-old father who was injured was stabbed in the leg; it wasn’t clear whether his child was one of the infants stabbed. He, along with the worker stabbed in the torso, are hospitalized in critical but stable condition. –NBC New York

The victims were taken to New York Presbyterian Queens in stable condition.