What to Know
- Shanice Martin, a 24-year-old Bronx mother, allegedly slashed her two kids, who were found hurt on a sidewalk, then surrendered to cops
- She was covered in blood when she went to the police precinct, authorities say; she's charged with assault, endangerment and other crimes
- The kids were brought to a hospital and were in stable condition
A mother stabbed her two young children, who were found hurt on the sidewalk, then went to the police precinct covered in blood and turned herself in, the NYPD said Sunday.
Shanice Martin, 24, of the Bronx, was charged with assault, abandonment, child endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. She was being evaluated at Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Sunday.
She's accused of slashing her 2-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son on Saturday night. Bystanders flagged police down and directed them to the children, who were found on the sidewalk in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.
The kids were brought to a hospital and were in stable condition.
Martin turned herself in at the police precinct shortly after the kids were found, police said. She was covered in blood and spoke of harming her children, police said. It wasn't immediately clear whether Martin had an attorney.
The Administration for Children's Services said it had taken steps to secure the kids' safety and was working with NYPD on the investigation.
"Our top priority is protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children in New York City," the agency said in a statement.