Posted by on June 7, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

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(BANT) – Police say a woman who allegedly fed methamphetamine to a toddler Monday afternoon in Berkeley has been arrested on attempted murder charges.

According to University of California Police Department officials, at 3:31 p.m. a two-year-old boy was with his nanny at the playground in People’s Park at 2556 Haste St. when a woman, identified as 36-year-old Sayyadina Thomas, approached the boy and put something in his mouth.

The nanny called police. Officers and paramedics responded and Thomas was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation.

According to police, while en route to the holding facility, Thomas told the paramedics that she had given the child methamphetamine.

The toddler was taken to a hospital where it was determined that Thomas did give the child methamphetamine. The child is recovering in a hospital.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the University of California Police Department at (510) 642-0472 or (510) 642-6760.