News Boy attacked by mother’s boyfriend, hospitalized in the Bronx: NYPD Police say a boy was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital after his mother's boyfriend attacked him on Oct. 7, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / DenisTangneyJr By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated October 8, 2017 5:55 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A 3-year-old boy in the Bronx was recovering Sunday after his mother’s boyfriend punched him in the face, police said. The boy, who is autistic, was attacked about 10:40 p.m. in his home on University Avenue in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. After his mother’s boyfriend fled the scene, the boy was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, police said. It was not immediately clear what circumstances had led up to the attack. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.