Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

NEW YORK (AP) — A 52-year-old caregiver has been charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children.

Prosecutors say Yufen Wang, of Flushing, Queens, was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. A message left with her lawyer wasn’t immediately returned.

Wang is accused of stabbing and slashing a father, a female worker and three newborn babies inside the three-story residence in Queens early Friday. All were hospitalized and are expected to survive.

Wang was apprehended in the building’s basement with self-inflicted wounds to her neck and wrist.

The motive for the attack is still unclear. Her next court date is Oct. 19.

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