Infant in critical condition; police suspect abuse

Infant in critical condition; police suspect abuse

Detectives with Port Arthur Police Department's Major Crime Unit are currently investigating a report of possible child abuse after receiving a call from a local hospital regarding life-threatening injuries to a one-month-old child.

According to a news release from PAPD, officers were dispatched to St. Mary's Hospital on Gates Blvd. in Port Arthur at approximately 12:13 a.m. on Sunday, Aug 18. Hospital staff reported the one-month-old baby suffered from injuries believed to be indicative of abuse. Police identified suspects and are still investigating.

The child was flown to the Texas Children's Hospital and is currently in critical condition.

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