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A 3-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized: Beaten With Brick Inside Trash Can

Updated On 03 May, 2019 Published On

A 3-year-old Florida girl, who was trapped inside a trash can, was severely beaten by a man with a brick on Thursday, May 2, authorities have confirmed.

An eyewitness, namely Jose Sotomayor, told officials about the incident.

Jose said that he was at his home in Miami Gardens when he heard loud noises of a little girl. When he walked outside, he witnessed the horrific scene.

Jose said he grabbed the attacker and shouted at him but the attacker somehow managed to flee the scene.

The eyewitness said, "If I would have waited three, two more minutes more, he would have killed her."

According to a WTVJ report, the girl’s head was severely bleeding. She was rushed to the hospital. A spokeswoman for the Florida police said that she was in critical condition.

WSVN 7News reported that authorities have taken an 18-year-old relative of the girl into custody. His identity has not been released.

It's unclear if he will face any charges.

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