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Father Arrested After Officers Stop Him From Assaulting Baby, LAPD Says

A toddler boy who was taken into the bathroom by his father and assaulted following a domestic dispute was saved by police who intervened, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday.

Police were called to the 800 block of S. Hill Street for a domestic incident.

When police arrived just after midnight, they said they discovered the father, Michael Freeman, in the bathroom of a vacant apartment trying to drown the child younger than one year old. 

Officers said they saved the child's life, and he was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He was in critical condition Thursday. 

Another person, 25 years old, was taken to the hospital by paramedics.

Freeman is now behind bars and booked for attempted murder. His bail has been set to $1 million.

Detectives from the abused child unit took over the case.

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