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Mother refuses to pick up son, 3; child placed in protective custody

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.

A 3-year-old boy was placed in protective custody early Wednesday morning after his mother refused to pick him up from a police substation, authorities said.

A 34-year-old man brought the boy to Patrol West at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, saying he could not take care of the child, Lt. Dan East said. The man said the boy’s mother, his 27-year-old roommate of two weeks, had stormed out of their residence near Hillside and Ross Parkway at about 5 p.m. after an argument.

“Officers could not get her to take custody” of the boy after they contacted her, East said.

The incident remains under investigation, he said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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