Toddler in critical condition after fall

A 2-year-old child was critically injured Friday in a plunge from an upper-story window in a building in Souheast Washington, authorities said.

The child, a boy, according to preliminary accounts, was in a building in the 800 block of Southern Avenue. in the Washington Highlands area.

Few details were immediately available, but authorities said the fall appeared to be from the 6th floor or above. .

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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