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    Authorities probing two-year-old Brockton boy’s injuries

    Plymouth County prosecutors have opened up an investigation into the circumstances that led a 2-year-old Brockton boy to become “unresponsive” Monday evening. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries as of Thursday afternoon.

    Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office said local police received a 911 call about a toddler. The child was rushed from his address at a home on East Main Street to a Brockton hospital, then later was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Brockton police Lt. William Hallisey told the Globe earlier Thursday that the detective unit was involved in the case, and he had not yet heard any update on the condition of the child. He said he understood that the mother’s boyfriend had told authorities that the child’s injuries were related to an accident, including possibly falling off a bed.

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    A spokesman for the Department of Children and Families, which is required to be notified of any child injuries in which abuse or neglect is suspected, acknowledged that the agency has “received a report and we are investigating.” She also said that the agency had no previous history with this family and no other children live in the home.

    Patricia Wen can be reached at patricia.wen@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @GlobePatty.