Police are searching for a 7-month-old infant after his father jumped from a Connecticut bridge on Sunday night.
Officers rushed to the Arrigoni Bridge and observed Tony Morano leap from the span into the river, but they did not see his son, Aaden Morano, in his arms, reported the station WFSB.
Police spoke with family members and visited homes where they believed Moreno may have taken the child.
He reportedly called an individual around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, saying he was going to jump off the bridge.
Police said they expected to pick up the search for Aaden Moreno on Tuesday.
Firefighters were successful in pulling out Tony Moreno from the water and admitted him to Hartford Hospital because of his serious condition. Three local fire departments, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and two local police agencies are involved in the investigation and recovery process. Lt. Heather Desmond, a Middletown police spokeswoman, commented that Tony could not be questioned immediately because of his critical health condition.
“It’s why we can’t narrow it down yet”, she said.
Aaden was last seen wearing a black- and white-striped Mickey Mouse t-shirt. He has black hair and brown eyes.
On Monday afternoon police said the baby did enter the river and now a recovery effort is underway.
Police have issued a silver alert for 7-month-old Aaden Moreno.
“I’m just shocked. He is a good kid”.
Oyola wrote that the couple was happy, the newspaper said, until she got pregnant and he started to threaten and abuse her, the Courant said.
“I’m hoping and praying that somebody has him somewhere”.
They also said one eastbound lane across the bridge and Harbor Drive in Middletown are closed as a result of the search.