Police: Father attacked nurse trying to help son

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Associated Press

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Police say charges are pending against a North Texas father who attacked a home care nurse and a firefighter who were trying to help the man's 1-year-old son during a medical emergency.

Authorities say the boy, who has an undisclosed medical condition, was having breathing difficulties Saturday morning in his Dallas home. His 24-hour home care nurse was rendering medical aid when the boy's father assaulted her.

A Dallas firefighter responding to the home was knocked unconscious by the father. Police officers called to the house later handcuffed the father and removed him from his son's room.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they plan to file two assault charges against the father, whose name was not released.

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