Man Accused of Trying to Suffocate Young Son

He was charged with child abuse and assault

Sunday, Sep 19, 2010  |  Updated 11:16 AM EDT
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Man Accused of Trying to Suffocate Young Son

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Frederick police have charged a man with child abuse and assault after he allegedly tried to suffocate his 19-month-old son.

Police were called to a home on Fairfield Drive around 5:30 p.m. Friday and found 33-year-old Alton Ambush suffocating his son, authorities said.

After a struggle, police got Ambush to finally release the toddler, authorities said.

The child was taken to the hospital and was later released.

Ambush was also taken to the hospital for evaluation to determine his motive.


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