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Police charge man with trying to drown 6-week-old in toilet

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have accused a man of threatening and trying to drown a 6-week-old baby in a flushing toilet during a domestic dispute that led to a SWAT standoff.

Dennis Gateley was in custody Tuesday awaiting arraignment on charges including aggravated assault against the infant.

Police responded to a home in the city’s Mt. Washington section around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the woman managed to flee with the child, but Gateley wouldn’t immediately surrender.

Police say the 31-year-old suspect eventually came out of the house about 2:40 a.m. and was taken to the Allegheny County jail.

The woman and child were taken to a hospital for evaluation but not believed to be seriously injured.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.