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Three babies among five stabbed at NY childcare centre

Three babies among five stabbed at NY childcare centre

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

The father of a child at the center and a woman who worked there were also stabbed, according to police.

The 52-year-old suspect - an employee at the nursery - was taken into police custody and was being treated for her wounds and undergoing a psychiatric examination, authorities said.

In addition to the attack, police are investigating the area in which the incident occurred.

A police spokesperson earlier said that the childcare center appeared to be an "illegal" facility for members of the city's Asian community, but officers later clarified that its status was unclear. One adult female had multiple stab wounds on the torso, while the adult male had stab wounds to the leg.

Nine babies and some of their parents had been at the home at the time of the attack, police said.

"There was one child with more serious injuries than the other two", Holmes said.

Both the butcher knife and the meat cleaver were recovered by police.

Police gather outside a daycare center in a private home, after a stabbing in the Queens borough of NY, U.S., September 21, 2018. Prosecutors said they were aged 13 days, 22 days and 33 days.

State-regulated child care programs are prohibited from caring for infants younger than than 6 weeks old unless they receive prior approval from OCFS, the statement said. It's not clear if any of the stabbed babies were the male victim's child.


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