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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Authorities said a man was arrested after his young son
called police to report his father allegedly hit his mother while she was
holding the boy's 1-month-old baby brother Saturday.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Zheng
Hao, 49, is charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault and domestic abuse
child endangerment. The assault charge is a felony.
The incident happened at a Baton Rouge apartment
complex just before 7 p.m.
Deputies said they responded to the apartment and spoke
with the 10-year-old boy who had called them. According to the probable cause
report, the boy said he saw his father slap his mother and baby brother on
different parts of their bodies.
The report stated the boy told investigators his dad
stepped back when his mom started fighting back and then threw a laptop at her,
which reportedly hit her leg. According to the report, the boy said Hao then
grabbed a knife and threatened to kill his mother.
Detectives said they tried to talk to the woman to get
her side of the story, but she couldn't speak English well. However, they
reported she was able to show them bruises she and the baby suffered, allegedly
by Hao. Authorities said the woman refused medical attention for her injuries.
The probable cause report stated Hao admitted to
throwing the laptop at the woman. He reportedly said she later walked up, threw
the child into his arms and started swinging at him. The report stated he told
investigators he felt threatened and that's when he grabbed a kitchen knife. Deputies
noted the couple's 5-year-old daughter was also in the room during the alleged
Hao was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
on the above charges. His bond was set at $7,000. He remained locked up as of