A naked, distraught mother shouting "Mohammed must have my children" threw two young children out a 10th floor window Thursday, but authorities raced up the stairs and subdued her before she could push out another youngster, police said. One child died.
A police officer walking by the building tried to catch one of the children but failed.The dead child was identified as 6-year-old girl, Zainab. The second, a boy, Hussein, 3, was in critical condition with massive internal injuries at St. John's Episcopal Hospital.
The mother was trying to shove the third child, 1-year-old Amna, out the window when rescuers arrived, police said.