A building housing a suspected "birth tourism" hotel was the site of a violent stabbing spree which took place in the early morning hours of September 21 in Flushing, Queens. According to CNN, Yu Fen Wang, a 52-year-old employee at the business, stabbed two adults before turning on three newborn babies all of whom were one month or younger. The woman also allegedly struck another infant so hard her skull was fractured. The baby girl was not present when police arrived but had already been dispatched to a nearby hospital.

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There were nine babies at the 'birth tourism' house

New York Assistant Police Chief Juanita Holmes reported that though eleven cribs were found in the suspected 'birth tourism' site, there were a total of nine infants in the home, comprised of five girls and four boys, along with adults who appeared to be their parents. The business seems to have been run as a daycare but has not been licensed or regulated through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

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Monica Mahaffey, the spokeswoman for the agency, said, "OCFS is saddened by this horrific situation and investigating it as a possible illegal operation."

Shocking 911 calls from 'birth tourism' site

Terrified parents from the 'birth tourism' center called 911 as the horror unfolded. According to NBC New York, the "chilling" calls were made in the very early morning. "Help, help, help! Hurry up, because my baby's already been stabbed twice.

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Someone came in and stabbed my baby twice." When the 911 dispatcher asked if her baby had been stabbed, the woman replied, crying, "Yes! I don't know this person, I don't know where this person came from."

The second call was quick on the heels of the first. "I'm sleeping ... and then I heard somebody yelling ... and then they are killing people. I just saw blood on the floor ... and that somebody got hurt." The caller declined to find out if the stabber were still in the building.

"I don't know. I don't know. I cannot go out to check. I'm afraid."

Weapons found by authorities include a meat cleaver and a butcher knife. The suspect is in police custody, hospitalized for her injuries, and undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. All the victims, including the babies who sustained stabs to the abdomen, are in stable condition, though some are still listed as critical.

Mostly Asian women at the 'birth tourism' site

While 'birth tourism', also called 'maternity tourism', is becoming increasingly popular with many foreign countries, this location held mostly those from Asia, specifically Chinese mothers.

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'Birth tourism' refers to the act of pregnant women from other countries acquiring a United States tourist visa, giving birth, and then returning to their home country. It appears to be all about immigration and citizenship, reports The New York Times. These newborn babies may one day provide citizenship for their parents.

It is unclear what provoked Yu Fen Wang to attack her coworker, the father of one of the infants, and four defenseless babies.

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Authorities continue to work on the case.

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