NYC nanny accused of killing 2 kids, stabbing 2 adults

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(USA Today) - A New York City nanny has been arrested after a mother returned home Thursday evening to find her two young sons stabbed to death in the bathtub and two adults wounded,WABC-TV is reporting. Police say the nanny also stabbed herself.

The boys were stabbed several times. The New York Times and the Daily News report their ages as 2 and 6. WABC initially reported their ages as 3 and 5 but now says they were 1 and 6.

The adults are reported in critical condition at a St. Luke's Hospital.

The nanny was found on the bathroom floor with self-inflicted wounds to her neck, WABC says. Unidentified sources tell the New York Post she slit her wrists.

She was taken to Weill Cornell Medical College and is in critical condition, a fire department spokesman told the Daily News. The Times reported that a woman believed to be the nanny was reported in "extremely critical" condition at the hospital.

None of the victims or the nanny has been identified.

The attacks happened on the Upper West Side in a luxury apartment building called La Rochelle, on 75th Street near Columbus Avenue.

Neighbors reported hearing the mother's screams as she called 911 about 5:30 p.m. ET.

A neighbor told the Post the mother is a pediatrician and has a third child, who apparently was not home at the time of the attacks.

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