2 young children critically assaulted at Inkster home, police say

Officers find 2 toddler-aged children with severe neck, throat injuries Saturday

Two children are in critical condition after a violent attack in Inkster Saturday morning.

INKSTER, Mich. – Two children are hospitalized and in critical condition following a violent attack that occurred Saturday morning at an Inkster home.

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Police say at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, they received a 911 call for a wellbeing check on two children at a home on Grandview Street, near Middlebelt Road and Avondale Avenue. When officers arrived, they knocked on the door and received no response, officials said.

After walking around the house, officers reportedly heard a child crying inside the home. Assistant police chief Bill Ratliff said officers kicked the door in and forced their way into the home.

They reportedly discovered an adult woman inside the home, along with two toddler-aged children -- a boy and a girl -- who were suffering from injuries. Both children reportedly had severe injuries to their necks and throats.

Police say the young boy was not responsive when officers arrived. Officers conducted CPR and were able to get the boy breathing again.

Police say officers struggled with the woman inside the home before ultimately apprehending her. She was taken into custody.

Both children were hospitalized and in critical condition as of Saturday. The boy was reportedly air-lifted to the Children’s Hospital in Detroit for further treatment.

The relationship between the woman and the children is currently unclear. Police did not share any other details at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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