A child was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening and their mother is detained, as an investigation into child neglect begins.

The Battle Creek Police Department says that they were initially called to Bronson Battle Creek around 5:30pm Wednesday, after a 4 year old was brought in “in a severely dilapidated state of health”. The child was eventually taken to Bronson Kalamazoo in critical condition.

Police then went and searched the family’s home in the 200 block of E. Emmett St, where investigators found “questionable” living conditions. Three kids there were temporarily removed while this investigation takes place.

The mother of the children was detained for questioning, and police are considering whether child neglect charges are warranted.

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