Crazed Woman Stabs Three Children in a Daycare
FLUSHING, QUEENS — September 22, 2018
Two adults and three babies were stabbed in a Mei Xin Care Incorporated Daycare operating out of a house in the Flushing section of Queens Friday morning.
The victims were found inside the home on 161st Street just after 3:30 a.m., police said.
Three infants girls were taken to Cornell and LIJ hospitals. They are all in critical but stable condition. The babies are extremely young, one is 3 days old, another is a month old, and the third is 20 days old.
The three-day-old baby and month old baby both have injuries to their stomachs. The 20-day-old baby has cuts to her chin, ear, and lip.
Two adults were also injured. According to the witnesses, a female co-worker could be heard screaming from far off. As she was being stabbed in the torso, the father of one of the babies ran in and was stabbed in the legs.
The female co-worker is in surgery for her injuries at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Queens.
The suspect, a 52-year-old woman, was found unconscious in the basement with self-inflicted slash wounds to her wrist. She is said to have worked at the informal daycare.
According to preliminary data, the woman was distraught after learned undisclosed family related incident. It is possible that the woman was under the influence of narcotics.
She is currently being held in police custody at New York-Presbyterian/Queens, where she is also being treated for critical injuries.
All the babies and children in the home were there with their parents. There were nine children in total inside at the time of the stabbings. Part of the building has living quarters and the rest appears to be a common nursery.
Other children living in the daycare were not injured.
Police recovered a butcher knife and a meat cleaver at the scene. Officers could be seen carrying bags of evidence away.