Suitland Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Toddler

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A 2-year-old boy is still in critical condition after the man who was watching him Wednesday morning assaulted him, Prince George’s County police say.

Clifton Edward Bernard, 26, is charged with attempted murder, first and second degree child abuse as well as first and second degree assault. He is being held at the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Officers arrived on the scene, the 3800 block of Swann Road in Suitland, around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The boy was unresponsive at that time.

He was taken to the hospital and treated for several injuries, including head trauma.

Police say Bernard, who is in a relationship with the child’s mother, admitted to assaulting the boy.

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