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Woman brutally beaten on South Side; possible attacker released without charges

Five people — including three newborn babies — were stabbed at an overnight day care center inside a New York City home early Friday, and a woman who had slashed her wrist and was found in the basement was taken into custody, police said. The victims were listed in critical but stable condition.

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A woman suffered multiple fractures and was in critical condition early Saturday after she was beaten at home in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to police. Someone arrested in connection to the beating was released shortly after without being charged.

Shortly after 4 a.m., the 55-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood by a downstairs neighbor in the 3000 block of East 80th Street, Chicago police said. A metal object was found lying next to her body.

She suffered fractures to her skull and arm, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to police.

A person was arrested about 6:20 a.m. Saturday in connection to the battery, but was later released without being charged, police said.

The woman was refusing to identify the attacker to detectives, according to a police source.