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Five children left in hot car in central Las Vegas valley OK, medics say

Five children were left in a hot, parked car without air conditioning in the central valley Thursday afternoon.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department were called about 5:40 p.m. to the car, which was parked on the 3200 block of Charleston Boulevard, Metro Lt. Timothy Hatchett said.

“All kids have been checked out by medical and are OK,” Hatchett said.

It was unclear how long the children were left in the car, but at the time of call, it was about 102 degrees in the central valley, according to the National Weather Service.

Hatchett said officers found and detained the driver of the car, but as of 7 p.m. it was unclear if the driver was arrested.

Child Protective Services responded to the incident, Hatchett said.

Contact Rachel Crosby at rcrosby@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Find @rachelacrosby on Twitter.

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