Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City day care

Three newborn babies were in critical condition after being stabbed along with two adults at a New York City day care center run out of a house Friday morning, police said.

A 52-year-old woman, who police said works at the Flushing, Queens, day care center, was in custody at a nearby hospital. Authorities found her unconscious in the basement of the house with a self-inflicted wound to her wrist after the attack, which happened around 4 a.m., police told NBC New York. A meat cleaver and a butcher knife were recovered at the scene, police said.

The three girls stabbed are a 3-day-old, a 20-day-old and a 1-month old. Two were stabbed in their stomachs, and the 20-day-old was stabbed in her ear, lip and chin, according to the New York Police Department. They were all in critical but stable condition Friday morning.

A female day care worker was also stabbed, as well as a 31-year-old man. The worker was stabbed eight times, and was in surgery Friday morning. The man, who was stabbed in the leg, is believed to be the father of one of the children at the center, but it wasn't clear if any of the wounded infants belonged to him.

Nine people were in the house at the time of the attack. A motive has not yet been determined.

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