A man is being questioned by police in Birmingham on suspicion of stabbing his two-month-old baby son.
The toddler was fighting for his life in hospital after under going surgery for several knife wounds.
A 37-year-old man was arrested at the family home in Alfred Road, Handsworth, after police were called to the address to reports of a disturbance late on Friday night.
The baby boy is believed to have been stabbed repeatedly and was described as being critical but stable on Sunday.
A police spokesman said he had been operated on.
The baby’s mother was keeping a bedside vigil by her son in hospital.
John Abraham, aged 23, who lives next-door, said he did not know the family as they had only moved into the Victorian terraced house two months ago.
“They came from India or Pakistan and as well as the baby had other children,” he said.
“I was out on Friday night but came back to find the place swarming with police.
Mr Abraham said everyone in the street was shocked and upset.
“This is a nice road, very quiet, so this has upset everyone,” he said.
A police spokesman said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and were continuing to question the man on suspicion of attempted murder.