Bronx mom recants story that infant was hit by bat, admits dropping infant

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THE BRONX (PIX11) — A woman has recanted her story that her infant was struck in the head with a bat, admitting she dropped the child, police said.

A baby boy is in critical condition Tuesday after he was struck with a bat in apparent attack on his parents, police said.

Originally, the 2-month-old’s parents told police they were attacked by a pair of assailants. In the violence, the boy was hit in the head and suffered blunt force trauma. After questioning, the mother admitted to dropping the child.

The baby remains in critical condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

PIX11 News’ Virginia Feinman contributed to this report.