The Ottumwa Courier

April 24, 2013

Police investigating attack that hospitalized toddler

Courier Staff Writer

OTTUMWA — A toddler has been life-flighted to Iowa City after being assaulted at an Ottumwa home.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a 2-year-old male who was unresponsive in the 100 block of East Woodland Avenue. The child was transported to Ottumwa Regional Health Center and was then life-flighted to Iowa City Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

Tuesday morning, Ottumwa investigators executed a search warrant at the residence. The preliminary investigation indicated the child had been assaulted.

"As of right now, we do not know his condition, but as of [Tuesday] night it was critical," said interim police chief Tom McAndrew.