Saint John police make arrest in death of 2-year-old child

A person has been charged in the death of a two-year-old child earlier this month. Global News

The Saint John Police Force has arrested a 23-year-old in the death of a two-year-old child.

In a release, police said officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a child not breathing at an address in uptown Saint John around 10:35 p.m. on Sept. 18.

“Emergency responders including police, paramedics and firefighters worked tirelessly in their attempts to administer life-saving measures,” the release said.

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The toddler was taken to local hospital and subsequently airlifted to a children’s hospital in Halifax. They died the next day.

The release said on Sept. 28, as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Saint John Police Force major crime and family protection units, police arrested a 23-year-old person in relation to the death.

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The accused, who was not further identified, was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on charges of criminal negligence causing death and breach of probation.

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