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California father accused of biting off crying infant's nose

A Northern California man has been arrested for biting off his 1-month-old son's nose because the child was crying.

Fairfield Police Sgt. Troy Oviatt says 18-year-old Joshua Cooper was booked into Solano County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem.

Oviatt says the incident was reported Thursday shortly after 8 a.m. when the infant's 17-year-old mother called authorities saying her son was bleeding from his nose.

Officers found the baby and his parents at home, and the child was taken to NorthBay Medical Center and later transferred to Children's Hospital Oakland.

Doctors determined the baby has suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage and that a third of his nose had been severed, Oviatt says.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that investigators found that Cooper had acted out in frustration over his son's crying.

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