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Child injured, suspect arrested in domestic incident

Police: Suspect fled scene with two children

WHITEWATER, Wis. - Whitewater police said a child was injured in a domestic disturbance and the suspect, who fled the scene with two children, was later arrested.

Whitewater police responded to a call about 4 p.m. Monday concerning a child who had been cut during a domestic incident involving a man and several family members at a home on Janesville Street.

Before police arrived, the man fled the scene with two juvenile children, according to a Whitewater Police Department news release.

Two additional victims who had previously fled the house were transported to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.

A short time later, a Rock County sheriff's deputy saw the suspect's vehicle and a chase ensued, according to the news release.

The Rock County Sheriff's Department took the suspect into custody.

The two children who were taken by the suspect were transported to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries remains unknown.

Whitewater police said the incident remains under investigation. 

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