Mother charged after stabbing sent 2 children to hospital

A 36-year-old mother is being charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault after a stabbing sent her two children to the hospital in North York on Saturday morning, Toronto police say.

Police say 6-month old, 4-year-old now in stable condition

Toronto police were called to the city's northwest, near Weston Road and Finch Avenue West, for a report of a stabbing on Saturday morning. Two young children were rushed to a trauma centre, but are now in stable condition, and their mother was charged. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

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."

Rhona Carty, a resident in the neighbourhood where the stabbing of two young children occurred, said the news is a 'shocker.' (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

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