The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

June 23, 2012

Police say injured child transferred to Springfield

The Joplin Police Department on Friday said that injuries to an 18-month-old child Thursday afternoon had prompted an air-ambulance transfer to a Springfield hospital.

Police told the Globe on Thursday night that they had been alerted late that afternoon to an injured child brought to Freeman Hospital West by the parents. Officers went to the family’s home on North St. Louis Avenue and secured the scene as a matter of routine while the nature of the injury was being determined.

Joplin police released a statement Friday morning acknowledging that the child had been flown to a hospital in Springfield and was reported to be in stable condition. Details regarding the child’s injuries were still not available Friday, police said.

Investigators were looking into the cause of the child’s head injuries, according to the Friday morning statement.

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