Man accused of assaulting wife, 2-week-old daughter

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BELMONT -

A 2-week-old baby suffered serious injuries after her father assaulted her mother in Belmont, police say.

The incident happened Sunday morning inside the home on East 187th Street and Southern Boulevard. 

Police say the man attacked the woman as she held their daughter and the child fell to the ground suffering a head injury.

However, police later determined the incident was an accident.

Both the mother and 2-month-old daughter were hospitalized at Jacobi Medical Center, police say.

The man was taken into custody by police but later released. 

Police say the mother of the child could face charges for several unrelated outstanding warrants. 

Police say the incident was an accident and the man is not facing any charges at this time. 

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