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Officials: Dad threw toddler over hotel balcony

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a father threw his 2-year-old son off a second-floor, hotel balcony in central Florida before jumping himself.
    
Kissimmee police responded to the Budget Inn around 2 a.m. Tuesday. A Department of Children and Families news release says Juan Pablo Maradiaga will face an attempted murder charge.
    
DCF says the toddler suffered multiple injuries including several fractures, but is expected to recover.
    
The department says the 41-year-old Maradiaga was also hospitalized, but his condition was not known.
    
DCF is in the early stages of its investigation and has not made any changes in the child's custody. The agency said in a statement that the child will remain safely in the hospital while they complete their assessment.
    
The agency has not had any prior contact with the child.

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