Father suspected of infant abuse, few details released

LA HABRA — A father was arrested on suspicion of child abuse and attempted murder Saturday after his 8-month-old child was rushed to the hospital, authorities said.
The suspect’s name was not released Sunday pending further investigation, La Habra police Sgt. Mel Ruiz said. He was initially described only as a 37-year-old La Habra man.
Officials responded to a call reporting a baby having trouble breathing about 8:40 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of South Beach Boulevard, Ruiz said.
The infant was hospitalized in critical condition, he said, and the father was arrested.
Police did not release the baby’s gender or what types of injuries the baby suffered.

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