Five people have been stabbed, including three infants, at a day care center in Flushing, Queens, New York City police told CBS New York on Friday. The NYPD said a female suspect was in custody with self-inflicted wounds to her wrists, making a total of six injured people at the scene.
One of the wounded infants was in serious condition but expected to survive. Two additional adults were injured, including the father of one of the wounded infants. The man was stabbed in the leg.
The other adult stabbed was a staff member at the day care center.
The police said four other children were removed from the daycare for observation, uninjured.
CBS New York reports that the day care was in a home and was run as an informal care center.
Neighbors told CBS New York they awoke early Friday morning to the sound of screams coming from the building, police responded around 3:30 a.m.
“I got up, went and got dressed, and came out to see which house is it, because obviously I’m concerned, this is my neighborhood,” one neighbor told the station.
Police said the woman suspected of committing the crime was found in the building’s basement with the slashes to her wrist. CBS New York said she is 52 years old and believed to have worked at the daycare. She was in custody and being treated for non-life threatening injuries.