Man stabs woman, 2 kids, then kills himself in Jersey City

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A man stabbed and injured a woman and two young children inside their northern New Jersey apartment before killing himself with the knife, authorities said.

Jersey City police responded to the apartment shortly after 7 a.m. Monday and found the 54-year-old man with a knife wound to his throat. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 29-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy both had puncture wounds to the neck, while a 2-year-old girl suffered a neck laceration.

All three were treated at a hospital, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A motive for the attack has not been disclosed.

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