Queens, NY – “Daycare” Worker Snaps, Stabs 3 Infants, 2 Adults
According to Fox, a 52-year old daycare worker had a “psychological episode” Friday morning at around 3:30 a.m. at an unlicensed daycare/maternity center in Queens, NY. She allegedly went on a stabbing rampage with a large knife and a “meat cleaver.” Three infants and two adults were stabbed.
The Queens daycare appears to be a “birth-tourism” facility, used by foreign mothers – China in particular- who want to give birth in the United States. The “maternity center” is not licensed, but it costs $4,600 to go there.
An NYPD officer identified the assailant as Yu Fen Wang. She was found by authorities in the basement of the house and had a slash wound on her left wrist. She was arrested. Charges are pending.
There were nine babies in the house at the time of the incident. One adult male and one adult female were stabbed, the woman reportedly stabbed eight times.
The infant victims ranged in age from 3 days to one month old. The 3-day-old girl and 1-month-old girl were stabbed in the stomach, the 20 day old girl had lacerations on her ear.
The Daily Beast reported,
A cleaver was on a kitchen counter near Yu, the official said. A second weapon—a bloody kitchen knife—was recovered in the first-floor bathroom, where the stabbing took place.
All of the victims—babies from three days old to one month old and an adult man and woman—are in stable condition at nearby hospitals, police said.
One baby girl was “more seriously injured than the other two” and at one point doctors thought she would die, but she has since been upgraded to critical but stable condition, said NYPD Assistant Chief Juanita Holmes during a press conference.
NBC New York reported,
“Video from the scene showed a heavy police presence, with dozens of law enforcement vehicles and officers swarming the scene. Later, officers accompanied by cops in white biohazard suits were seen carrying large bags to a specialized crime scene unit truck.”