Boy, 6, badly injured after stranger picks him up, slams him to ground head first

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old child has been hospitalized after being attacked by a stranger on a street in Queens.

It happened in the Kew Gardens neighborhood just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the child was with his parents when the 35-year-old man picked him up without provocation and threw him to the ground.

The child was hospitalized with a head injury but police say it is not life-threatening.

The man was taken into custody.

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