NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven man was arrested after hitting his stepson with a baseball bat after the teen tried to intervene during a dispute between the man and his mother, police said.
The incident happened just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, in the area of Carlisle and Liberty streets.
Upon arrival, police found the 17-year-old victim laying unconscious next to a chain-linked fence, with his girlfriend crouched down beside him.
According to police, the victim's girlfriend told them that he had tried to intervene during an argument between his stepfather, 51-year-old Salvador Rivera, and his mother.
Police said as the argument escalated, the teen stepped in to protect his mother, which provoked Rivera to focus his attention on his stepson.
According to the victim's mother, as the argument intensified, her son grabbed a kitchen knife. Police said she begged him to drop it, which he did before fleeing to the back yard.
The mother told police Rivera went after her son, grabbing an aluminum baseball bat on the way.
According to police, Rivera took the bat and swung it at the teen's head. The blow caused the teen to stumble backward, police said.
The mother and girlfriend were able to prevent Rivera from continuing to attack the teen, and the teen's girlfriend helped him escape down Carlisle St., where police say a woman saw him staggering and called 911.
Rivera was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace, and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
Police said the victim's condition has improved and he is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
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