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Police: Octopus Found in Boy’s Throat; Man Arrested

Associated Press - April 7, 2016 10:12 am

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after Wichita police say doctors found a small octopus stuck in the throat of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

Wichita police Lieutenant James Espinoza said that a 21-year-old woman returned home from work Tuesday night and found her boyfriend performing CPR on her son. Espinoza said the couple took the boy to the hospital, where doctors found and removed the dead octopus, which had a head about 2 inches in diameter, from the boy’s throat. Police said the octopus was likely to be used for sushi.

Authorities also said that doctors also noticed injuries on the boy’s face.

According to Espinoza, the boy was not breathing when he arrived at the hospital and he is in serious condition.

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