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Man arrested after child with 'significant injuries' found at Longmont motel

The suspect also faces charges for a domestic violence incident involving the child's mother, according to police.

LONGMONT, Colo — A man is in custody after an injured toddler was found by Longmont Police at a motel Monday afternoon.

Cristian Hernandez, 22, was arrested and is facing charges including child abuse, attempted murder, domestic violence, and assault. The domestic violence charges are related to an incident involving the child's mother, according to Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur. 

The child was found at the Lamplighter Motel located near Main Street and 17th Avenue just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Satur. 

Satur said police were called to the motel because of a possible child abuse case. It is not clear who called police.

The child was suffering from what Satur described as "significant injuries" and was having difficulty breathing. The child was brought to Longmont United Hospital for treatment and has since been transferred to Children's Hospital in Denver.

The toddler is about 2 years old or 3 years old, according to Satur. He did not share any other identifying information.

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