BROOKLYN — A father has been charged with viciously assaulting his 4-month-old son inside the baby's mother's home — where he was living in violation of an order of protection, the NYPD said.
Carl Nisbett, 22, attacked his son inside the O’Dwyer Gardens Houses on West 33rd Street, near Surf Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, breaking the boy's arm and several ribs, police and prosecutors said.
Nisbett told investigators that he grabbed the boy by the left arm while he was sitting in a chair and pulled him up. Two hours later, the baby started to cry, Nisbett said, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
The boy was taken to Kings County Hospital but was expected to survive, police said.
Nisbett was arrested Monday on Nevins Street and charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child, the NYPD said.
He was also charged with criminal contempt for violating an order of protection prohibiting him from contacting the boy’s mother, who lives in the apartment. He has nine prior arrests, but most of those were sealed, police said.
He was ordered held on $25,000 bail at his arraignment.
"The injuries this infant sustained are horrific," Administration for Children's Services spokeswoman Aja Worth-Davis said in a statement.
"The health and well-being of New York's children and families is our sole focus, and our partners in government are integral in helping to identify and act in instances of domestic abuse."