EVERETT — Police arrested an Everett man Friday for allegedly shoving, squeezing and shaking his 6-week-old son to stop the infant’s crying.
The man, 22, and the baby’s mother took the child to Providence Everett Medical Center Friday afternoon, court documents said. Doctors examined the infant and found multiple fractures, including broken ribs, broken collar bones and a broken leg.
Doctors ordered the baby transferred to Children’s Hospital in Seattle. The child’s condition was not immediately available.
On Friday, the man first told police he didn’t know how the baby was hurt and speculated it could have happened at birth, documents said. When detectives interviewed him a second time, the man told police he hurt the baby at least twice, both times out of frustration with the child’s crying.
The man is being held for investigation of first-degree assault of a child at the Snohomish County Jail.