CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11) – A mother is accused of attacking her own child as they rode the Q train in Coney Island last weekend, police said.

Five witnesses told police they saw 18-year-old Amelia Laborde hitting her 1-year-old son with both an open and closed fist and shaking him around 11 p.m. on Saturday.

The baby was taken to Mt. Sinai Brooklyn, police said.

Laborde was charged with assault of a person less than 7 years old, endangering the welfare of a child, assault, menacing and harassment.

Police said she is also facing weapons charges after they found a throwing-style knife in her purse.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.