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Infant hospitalized after home circumcision

PORTLAND - Portland police say a 3-month-old boy has been hospitalized in critical condition after his mother attempted to circumcise him at home.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said a woman called 911 after trying to circumcise the boy, then realizing he was in trouble. Simpson said the child was expected to survive.

Detectives from the police child abuse team and state officials are investigating the incident, which occurred Sunday.

Simpson said no arrests have been made and no other children are believed to be in danger.

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