Police are searching for a man who they say punched the 3-year-old son of his girlfriend in the Bronx and then fled.
The boy was at his University Avenue apartment, near West Tremont Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood, on Saturday night at the time of the attack.
Police said the boyfriend punched the 3-year-old in the face shortly after 10:30 p.m. before running away.
The boy, who has autism, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and is expected to survive, according to police.
It’s not known what led to the attack.
A police investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made.