Sept. 21, 2018 By Tara Law
Three newborns and two adults were brutally stabbed at a Flushing nursery early this morning.
Police say that the three children— who are all less than one month old— and two adults are in critical but stable condition after being stabbed at 43-67 161st St. today. The suspect, a 52-year-old woman, is now in police custody.
Police responded to a 911 call about an “assault with a knife” at around 3:44 am this morning.
Police found the five victims, who were covered in multiple stab wounds. Two of the children had stab wounds to their stomachs, and the other baby 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 also found the suspect, a female daycare employee, lying unconscious in the basement with an apparently self-inflicted slash wound to her left wrist. Police applied a tourniquet to her arm and she regained conscious. Police say that she is not seriously injured.
Two knives were also recovered from the scene.
Emergency responders rushed all of the victims to area hospitals. Officers feared that one of the children was so seriously injured that she would die, but the child is now in critical but stable condition.
Police say that there were several apartments in the facility, and that a total of nine babies were inside the house. Police described all of the victims as “Chinese.”
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.