4-year-old falls from Silver Spring high-rise

A 4-year-old boy fell from a ninth-floor window at a Silver Spring apartment building Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County police said.

Officers and fire department rescuers responded to the 8800 block of Piney Branch Road for a report of an injured child about 3:15, officials said. Authorities discovered that 4-year-old boy fell from a 9th floor apartment window.

The child was taken to Children’s Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Detectives were investigating the circumstances of how the child fell, officials said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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