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Relative arrested after Laughlin toddler seriously injured

Updated April 3, 2017 - 3:35 pm

A 1-year-old Laughlin girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition Sunday night, and abuse is suspected.

The Metropolitan Police Department responded about 9:10 p.m. to the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, where the child was taken for critical injuries, Metro officer Laura Meltzer said.

Her father, 24-year-old Tracy Thompson, was arrested in connection with his daughter’s injuries, Meltzer said. He faces battery and child abuse charges.

He is being held on $20,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

The girl is undergoing treatment at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Meltzer said. Updates on the girl’s injuries were not immediately available.

Reporter Rachel Hershkovitz contributed to this article. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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