New York: According to police, disaster struck this weekend when two young brothers were stabbed to death in New York City.
The two victims – a 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy – were found Saturday night in an apartment building in the Bronx.
According to the New York Police Department, the boys were deemed unresponsive.
They also had several stab wounds on their neck and chest.
The police took the two boys to the hospital, where they both died.
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NYPD Deputy Chief Louis Dececglie told reporters that at around 7:30 pm, police responded to a call about an emotionally disturbed person.
New York police arrested the woman people were calling about and took her to the hospital by ambulance.
According to a statement from the NYPD, the woman was taken in for an examination.
Meanwhile, city records show that the apartment building where the victims were found is on the list of family shelters.
Deceglie said officers followed up after the initial call.
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Also, a family friend told police that the children were being cared for by their father.
Police received a second 911 call half an hour later.
“A second 911 call was received reporting to unresponsive babies not breathing at the same location,” said Deceglie.
“Patrol officers returned to the apartment, where they found an 11-month-old baby boy and a 3-year-old male unresponsive with stab wounds, multiple stab wounds.”
Although asked about the history of calls to 911 and how officers responded, police declined to comment.
According to New York police, the children’s 22-year-old mother is in their custody.
Although the investigation continues, the victim’s father is not in custody.
The mother has not been publicly named as a suspect.
In addition, police say she has not been arrested or charged.
A baby and a toddler were stabbed to death in New York City, police say