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Columbus police investigating incident that left toddler in critical condition

The Columbus Division of Police was called to the hospital for a suspicious injury and possible neglect incident involving a 2-year-old girl.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police is investigating an incident in the Franklinton neighborhood that left a child in critical condition Saturday night.

Columbus police said officers responded to the scene in the 300 block of Glenwood Avenue around 10:30 p.m. following reports of a child not breathing.

Columbus Police Commander Mark Denner told 10TV that a 2-year-old girl was found at the scene and taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

According to police, the homicide unit was called to the hospital just before 4:15 a.m. on Sunday for a suspicious injury and possible neglect incident. When officers arrived, hospital staff said that the girl arrived in cardiac arrest. She also had visible injuries.

In an update on Feb. 21, police said the child's condition was described as stable.

A spokesperson with Franklin County Children Services confirmed the agency received a report of the child's injuries with allegations of possible abuse and neglect.

The siblings of the child were placed in substitute care with family and/or foster parents and FCCS is requesting that the court order temporary custody of the children to the agency.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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