Hoquiam man accused of assaulting baby

A Hoquiam man accused of assaulting his 5-week-old baby reportedly told officers he would pick it up by the neck.

KBKW reports the 20-year-old mother took her baby to Grays Harbor Community Hospital Wednesday because of bruising. The baby girl was later transferred to Mary Bridge children's hospital in Tacoma.

Officers arrested the 24-year-old father for investigation of child assault and said he admitted picking up the newborn by the back of the neck.