FLUSHING, Queens -- (WPIX) -- Three infants, all one month old or younger, were stabbed in a Queens day care early Friday, police said.
Authorities were called at about 3:40 a.m. to a residence believed to be serving as a birthing center that was advertised as a day-care center, on 161st Street between 45th and 43rd avenues in Flushing.
According to police, adults upstairs heard screaming from below. They came downstairs and saw a 52-year-old woman stabbing three female infants with a butcher knife and a meat cleaver. Police sources identified the woman as Yu Fen Wang.
A 1-month-old and a 3-day-old baby were stabbed in the stomach. A 20-day-old was stabbed in the ear, chin and mouth, said police. The father of one of the children tried to intervene and was stabbed in the leg, police said.
All victims were taken to the hospital. The three infants are listed in critical condition, according to police.
Wang also stabbed a 63-year-old female co-worker eight times, officials told PIX11.
It is not known what led to the attack and what the alleged attacker's role was in the day care.
According to authorities, there were nine children and their parents at the location during the time of the incident.