Yorkshire police are conducting an investigation after a two-month-old baby was found in a hotel in Markham Tuesday afternoon with serious injuries.
Police said officers responded to a call of an injured baby at 8900 Woodbine Street north of Route 7 just after 2 p.m.
When the officers arrived, they found the baby inside the hotel room with “very serious” injuries. Police said the baby was taken to hospital and is in critical condition.
A man was detained at the scene. “In connection with these injuries, there was enough evidence to arrest someone at the scene,” Const. Laura Nicol said.
A badly injured baby was found at the Markham hotel in this photo, police said. (Francis Gibbs/CTV News)
The relationship between the man and the baby is unknown.
“All I can say is they were in the same hotel room, so there is some connection between the infant and the individual in custody,” Nicole said.
She added that it was unknown how many other people were in the room at the time, but one of them was the person who called 911.
Few details have been released about the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the baby was injured.
“This is still a very active and ongoing investigation. There are many answers that we have yet to confirm,” Nicole said.
The Special Victims Unit is leading the investigation and will receive assistance from other units, including homicide detectives. Nicole said the Homicide Division helps with any case involving a child under the age of five.
Anyone with information has been asked to come forward and speak anonymously to an investigator or crimestopper.