Police arrested a Provo woman Friday afternoon following the apparent stabbing of her 2-year-old child.

Police said the boy was found with what appeared to be a stab wound in his chest about 4:30 p.m.He was taken to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and later transported by helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition.

The child's 34-year-old mother is being held in connection with the incident. The names of the mother and child are being withheld pending notification of kin, police said.

A report from the Utah County Attorney's office said the woman allegedly phoned a neighbor and said she had stabbed the child. The neighbor called police and administered first aid to the child until paramedics arrived.