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5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NY day care centre

Friday, September 21, 2018

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NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care centre in New York City.

Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4:00 am Friday at a home in Queens.

A three-day-old girl and a one-month-old girl were stabbed in the abdomen, and a 20-day-old girl suffered cuts to her ear, chin and lip.

Police say the father of a child at the centre and a woman who worked there were also stabbed. All are in critical but stable condition.

A 52-year-old woman was found in the basement of the home in the Flushing neighbourhood. Police say she had slashed her own wrist and is in custody at a hospital.

Charges are pending. Police say a butcher knife and meat cleaver were found at the scene.

A motive hasn't been determined. It isn't clear whether the day care centre was licensed.

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