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Kalispell man hospitalized following incident involving infant

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 21:30:28-05

A man was taken to a hospital in Kalispell following a Wednesday evening incident in Evergreen.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office says that deputies were called to the 1600 block of Highway 35 shortly after 8:30 p.m. for a welfare check on a man and his infant son. The reporting party indicated the man had been acting paranoid and she feared for the safety of the child.

A few minutes later a second call was received by dispatch indicating a man was running around in the road and parking lot of the Town Pump on Highway 2 East, with no shirt on and holding the infant.

Deputies responded and negotiated with the man and took custody of the child. The child was evaluated by medical personnel.

The man, who has been identified as Angel W. Perez of Kalispell, 26 years old, was treated at the scene and then taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

Criminal endangerment charges are pending until the incident is reviewed by the Flathead County Attorney’s Office, according to a news release.