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Man Charged With Trying To Burn Toddler

( BRIDGEPORT,Conn,/CBS Connecticut)  –   A 28 year old Bridgeport man was arrested by city police  Thursday afternoon in connection with the assault of his  13 month old son at Lexington Avenue and Calhoun Street.Marvin Williams  is also accused of taking out a lighter and trying to burn his son.A woman came to the child’s rescue and the boy suffered  only minor injuries.

Williams   was charged with Possession of Narcotics,Risk of Injury to a Minor,Reckless  Endangerment and  Third Degree Assault.

Both the  child and  Willliams were taken to  the hospital to be checked out.Police say Williams appeared to be  under the influence of some substance at the time.

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