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Flushing Woman Charged For Stabbing Three Babies, Two Adults

43-67 161st St. (Photo: Google Maps)

Sept. 24, 2018 By Tara Law

A Flushing woman will be charged with five counts of attempted murder for the Friday stabbing that left five people— including three newborns— in critical condition, police said.

Police say that they have filed charges against Yu Fen Wang, 52, for the stabbings.

A spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney’s office said that the defendant has not been arraigned yet, as she is still in hospital. 

Police received a 911 call about an “assault with a knife” at 43-67 161st St. at around 3:44 a.m. on Friday.

Five victims were found inside the house, each covered in multiple stab wounds. Two of the babies had stab wounds to their stomachs, and the other child had a slashes on her chin, ear and lip. 

The adult female victim, who police say was a daycare employee, had a stab wound to her torso. The male victim, the father of one of the babies, had a stab wound to his leg.

Police said on Friday that Wang was found lying unconscious in the building’s basement. She had an apparently self-inflicted slash wound to her wrist, police said.

All of the victims were treated in area hospitals. Each was in critical but stable condition as of Friday.

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