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Man accused of assaulting woman & infant

Richard Russell, 23, wanted for Assault on mother and child, Dec. 16, 2014. TORONTO POLICE SERVICES/HO

A 23-year-old man is wanted by police after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her infant son.

The incident occurred 11:30 p.m. on Monday in the Neilson Road and Sheppard Avenue East area.

Police say the 20-something woman and her child were sleeping when the suspect entered the home and went to their bedroom. The child’s mother argued with the man, begging him to leave while clutching her son.

It was reported that the man became angry, grabbed her by the throat and punched her many times. He also punched the infant on the side of his head, causing swelling and bruising.

Police say it was only when another person intervened that the man fled the scene, threatening to kill her.

Police say they’re looking for Richard Russell.

He has been described as black, six-foot-one-inch in height with a slim build, sporting a goatee. He was last seen wearing light-coloured jeans, a black sweater and black shoes.