FARGO — A youth hockey player was brought to the hospital after suffering a cut to the neck during practice Monday afternoon, Feb. 11, according to a manager for Fargo's youth hockey association.

Emergency responders were called at 4:39 p.m. to Fargo Park District's Southwest Youth Ice Arena at 4404 23rd Ave. S. A boy suffered a cut to his neck, but it is not yet clear what happened, said Jeff Lockhart, operations manager for the Fargo Youth Hockey Association.

The incident involved a player in the squirt league, which includes players between the ages of 9 and 10, Lockhart said, adding that when paramedics arrived, the child was conscious and alert.

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Parents who were at the arena after the child was taken to the hospital said alarm spread throughout the local youth hockey community upon hearing on social media that a child was "bleeding out" at the rink. Many rushed to the hockey arena to confirm it wasn't their child.