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3 Infants, One Just 3 Days Old, Stabbed at NYC Daycare

Woman in custody; all are expected to survive
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 21, 2018 7:51 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens, per the AP. NBC New York reports that authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4am Friday. One of the infants, a girl, is in serious condition, but none of the injuries is considered life-threatening. A sixth person, a 52-year-old woman, was found in the basement of the day care center in the Flushing neighborhood, and she is the suspected assailant.

Police say she had slashed her left wrist and is in custody at a hospital. A man who was injured was stabbed in the leg and is the father of a child who was at the day care center, though it wasn't clear whether his child was among those stabbed. Another adult who was hurt is a woman who works at the center. One of the infants was just three days old, another was 20 days old, and the third was one month old. A motive for the stabbings hasn't been determined.

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