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A mother is in police custody after leaving her 3-year-old alone inside a vehicle at MotorCity Casino on Friday morning, police said. 

The boy was found around 8 a.m., said Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. It is unknown how long the boy was in the vehicle. 

Police said the child is now with a family member. The mother was arrested and a warrant package is being prepared for the prosecutor's office, a Detroit police spokesman said Friday evening.

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