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Woman Once Accused of Trying to Kill Children Allegedly Fatally Stabbed Granddaughter

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Nicole Darrington-Clark
Colton Police Department/AP

The search is over for a California woman accused in a stabbing attack Monday morning that left her 18-month old granddaughter dead and her daughter and 5-year-old granddaughter critically injured.

Early this morning, the Colton Police Department announced the arrest of Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43.

Officials have yet to release the officials charges against her, and the names of her alleged victims are also being withheld.

According to a police statement obtained by PEOPLE, Darrington-Clark allegedly went on the run Monday morning soon after stabbing her daughter and two granddaughters in the apartment all three share.

Police arrived to find the toddler dead, and the other two victims with “multiple stab wounds.”

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Authorities have yet to disclose a motive for the attack.

Court records indicate Darrington-Clark has a violent history.

In 2005, she pleaded guilty to attempted murder after being accused of stabbing her 14-year-old son and throwing her 10-year-old daughter out of a moving minivan. Both children suffered minor injuries.

The judge handling her case ruled Darrington-Clark was not guilty by reason of insanity and she was committed to a mental hospital.

PEOPLE was unable to determine when she was released. It is also unclear if the daughter attacked in 2005 is the same daughter injured on Monday.

A police spokesman could not be reached for clarification.

Darrington-Clark’s relatives were also unavailable for comment, and she does not currently have an attorney.