Woman arrested after two young girls hurt in fall from balcony

Las Vegas police arrested a 37-year-old woman Wednesday after her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old granddaughter wandered onto the woman’s third-floor apartment balcony and fell over the railing to the ground below.

Nicole Taylor was asleep, and possibly intoxicated, while the two girls got onto the balcony through an open sliding glass door, Las Vegas police said. How the children fell over the railing was unknown late Wednesday. Taylor was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of felony child neglect with substantial bodily harm.

The children were airlifted to University Medical Center where they were in serious condition Wednesday night, police said.

Two passers-by found the girls injured on the ground at the Arbor Pointe Apartments at 8855 Arby Ave., near Durango Drive and the Las Vegas Beltway. The passers-by called police at 2:54 p.m. and then returned the girls to their third-floor apartment, according to police.

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