Mother charged after stabbing sent 2 children to hospital

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Toronto, Canada - May 16, 2020: Side view of a parked TPS ambulance car in Toronto; The City of Toronto Paramedic Services (TPS) is the statutory emergency medical services provider.

Side view of a parked TPS ambulance car in Toronto;

Toronto, Canada - May 16, 2020: Side view of a parked TPS ambulance car in Toronto; The City of Toronto Paramedic Services (TPS) is the statutory emergency medical services provider.

A 36-year-old mother was arrested after a stabbing sent her two children to the hospital in North York on Saturday morning, police say.

The woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault. The children, a six-month-old girl and four-year-old boy, were rushed to a trauma centre but police have said they are now in stable condition.

The stabbing took place in the area of Weston Road and Finch Avenue West, in the city's northwest. Police said they were called to the area shortly after 10 a.m. ET.

"Through a preliminary investigation, we do believe the stabbing occurred indoors," Toronto police spokesperson Alex Li told CBC News.

Rhona Carty, a neighbourhood resident, said the news of the stabbing is very upsetting.

"This is a very lovely, peaceful community," Carty said. "But hearing this news is a big shocker, and it's going to be a shocker for a lot of people."

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Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 31 Division, Crime Stoppers, or the Children's Youth Advocacy Centre.