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NJ dad arrested after 5-month-old taken to hospital in cardiac arrest

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FORT LEE, New Jersey – A father faces multiple charges after he brought his 5-month-old son to the hospital in cardiac arrest with evidence of severe injuries, according to the officials.

Yoseop Choi, 38, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, violently shook and punched the infant multiple times over a two-month period, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.  On Tuesday, Choi brought the boy, who had gone into cardiac arrest, to Bellevue Hospital.

Doctors discovered that he had a severe head injury and a rib fracture that was already in the process of healing.

Yoseop Choi faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child after showing up at Bellevue Hospital with his 5-month-old in cardiac arrest.  (Bergen County Prosecutor)

Yoseop Choi faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child after showing up at Bellevue Hospital with his 5-month-old in cardiac arrest. (Bergen County Prosecutor)

Because of the nature of the child’s injury, police were called, and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Fort Lee detectives took turns interviewing Choi.

The married dad admitted to detectives that the abuse happened inside his Fort Lee apartment, according to police, who then arrested and charged him.

Choi faces once count each of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  He’s being held on $750,000 bail and was forced to surrender his passport.