New York police have arrested a man and accused him of punching his infant son in the head during a domestic violence incident with the child’s mother, as reported by Spectrum News.
The Leader-Herald reports that officers arrived at the hospital on Saturday morning following a report of an infant sustaining a traumatic injury to the head. There, the child’s mother told police that Andrew S. Allen, 31, injured the baby during a dispute.
Gloversville Police Captain Michael Scott has suggested that the fight was caused by Child Protective Services (CPS) visiting the home on Friday. Police believe the baby was hit with a partially closed fist, which led to the severe head injury.
“What Mr. Allen had told us [is] that he was attempting to strike the mother and she had the child in her arms, and he had struck the child,” Captain Scott said.
In addition to the skull fracture, police said the 1-week-old suffered other serious injuries from the alleged punch. Thankfully, authorities have revealed that the baby is currently in stable condition.
Captain Scott said that both parents are well-known to police. In fact, Allen was arrested on March 17 on a warrant for second-degree harassment—a charge related to a domestic violence incident, according to records acquired by the The Leader-Herald.
Allen was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree attempted assault Monday morning. Captain Scott also mentioned that additional charges may be forthcoming but did not reveal any further information.
Allen is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.
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