FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was left in a car alone for hours.

The child was found by a concerned neighbor in a southern Fulton County neighborhood around 3:30 p.m. Emergency crews soon arrived at the Smoke Ridge Drive address and rushed the boy to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding.

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The child's mother, identified as 25-year-old Lillian Stone, has since been taken into custody by Fulton County police and charged with 1 count of cruelty to children.

11Alive is working to gather more information about the suspect, the child victim and the circumstances that led to the nearly tragic incident.