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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP)– A Wilkes County man has been arrested and charged with trying to kill a toddler in a children’s hospital in Winston-Salem.

Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Andrew Minton of Millers Creek is charged with attempted first-degree murder for the attack on a 2-year-old girl at Brenner Children’s Hospital around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Winston-Salem Police Capt. David Clayton says Minton is not related to the child.

Clayton says the girl was being treated for injuries she had suffered at home when she was attacked at the hospital. He says investigators are trying to determine what injuries prompted the girl to be taken to the hospital initially.

Hospital employees called police.

The girl was listed in stable condition.

Minton was being held in the Forsyth County jail. It wasn’t clear if he has a lawyer.

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