Father accused of leaving toddler in car for 10 hours in northcentral Wisconsin

SCHOFIELD, Wis. — A father has been arrested after he was accused of leaving his 2-year-old child alone in a car for 10 hours in Schofield — just south of Wausau.

Everest Metro police say the toddler is hospitalized after being left in the vehicle from 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday. Police responded to a 911 call from a man requesting an ambulance and found the child’s mother holding the toddler when they arrived.

WSAW-TV reports the child was transported to St. Clare’s Hospital and later flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

The father could be in court Wednesday afternoon.

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