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2 Wichita children taken into protective custody

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita police say two boys are in protective custody and their mother is jailed on suspicion of child endangerment.

Officers were called to a north Wichita home Saturday and found a 7-year-old boy wandering the streets. He told police his mother had locked him out of the house and left with his 9-year-old brother.

Wichita police spokesman Sgt. Scott Brunow says the boy said he hadn't eaten or taken a bath for two days. Officers were unable to locate the mother.

Neighbors called police when she returned to the home Saturday night. Brunow says the home was filthy and had no electricity. A 9-year-old boy was also taken into protective custody.