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Baby injured in Alden domestic assault

An Alden man was charged with assault following a domestic incident that left a woman and 8-month old baby with minor injuries, state police said today.

Matthew Poole, 43, threatened then assaulted the woman at about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to police. The woman and the baby were taken to Women and Children’s Hospital. The baby, police said, had a bruised face. The extent of the woman’s injuires was not immediately available, but she as well as the baby were released from the hospital after being treated, police said.

Poole was charged with misdemeanor assault, menacing, endnagering the welfare of a child, harassment and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Alden Village Court, and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $1,000 bail.