A woman and three children have been critically wounded in a stabbing at a New York City hotel.

The Fire Department of New York says the stabbing occurred at around 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Ramada Inn on Staten Island.

They say the victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The FDNY couldn't specify whether the adult victim was male or female, but WABC-TV reports that she was a woman.

The station reports that a male suspect is being sought.