Calgary father ordered to seek medical aid following attack on infant

CALGARY – Police in Calgary have charged a father with attempted murder after he allegedly slashed his 11-month-old son’s neck and abdomen.

Officers say they responded to a 911 call from a home in the southeast community of Cranston early Saturday morning. They found the boy bleeding in the kitchen when they arrived just after 4:00a.m. The father was clearly agitated.

The 32-year-old father was arrested and the baby was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The child has since been upgraded to stable condition and police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

The father’s name is not being released in order to protect the child’s identity, but he is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

Police say the baby had been slashed several times with a kitchen knife. The father made the 911 call and was clearly upset.

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Investigators say the 26-year-old mother was not home at the time.

Police are still trying to piece together what took place inside the home leading up to the attack. It’s not known whether alcohol or drugs were involved or if there were any mental-health issues at play.  

The father made a brief court appearance in Calgary Monday morning. He has been remanded until August 22nd.
The Crown has requested a doctor examine him to see if a psychiatric assessment is warranted.