Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Her 2 Children in Stafford

Sheriff's deputies say the woman had a "mental health crisis"

A mother tried to kill her two young children in Stafford County, Virginia, authorities say.

Sheriff's deputies found a 9-year-old and 4-year-old alone when they responded to a report of a "distraught woman" at a home in the 200 block of Campus Drive just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Tracy Ann Wiggins, 31, was arrested a short time later when deputies found her sitting in her parked car in the area of Centreport Parkway and the Interstate 95 entrance ramp, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities say Wiggins tried to kill her two children "during a mental health crisis" that morning before she left.

The children's father said he doesn’t have many answers about what happened. The children were not injured and are safe.

Wiggins was charged with attempted capital murder.

The sheriff's office has not said how Wiggins allegedly tried to kill them.

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