5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at NYC maternity center; butcher knife, meat cleaver found

5 people, including 3 infants, stabbed at NYC maternity center; butcher knife, meat cleaver found

[Ed. – Horrendous]

A 52-year-old woman allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at a maternity center in Queens early Friday, and cops say they found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene.

A 13-day-old girl and a 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the stomach; a 22-day-old girl had a laceration to her ear, chin and lip. All are in critical but stable condition, authorities said. Two other people, a father of a child at the center and another woman who worked there, were also stabbed at the Flushing center just before 4 a.m. Friday. The woman was stabbed eight times in the torso.

Police say the suspect, 52-year-old Yu Fen Wang, of Queens, was found unconscious on the basement floor of the center on 161st Street with her left wrist slashed in what police say was a self-inflicted wound.

Wang was is in police custody at a hospital as of Friday; officials said she had regained consciousness. She was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation as she was treated for her injuries.

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