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Young boy hospitalized; mother arrested

WICHITA — A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition at a local hospital this afternoon and police have arrested his mother, officials say.

The 41-year-old woman called 911 shortly before 10:45 a.m. to say her son had been hurt in a fall, authorities said.

The boy was taken from his home in the 5600 block of North Sullivan, northwest of Broadway and 53rd Street North, to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

The child is in critical condition at St. Francis, police said.

Authorities were notified after doctors determined the boy's injuries were not consistent with a fall. The child's mother has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and aggravated battery.

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