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TACOMA, WA (KOMO/CNN) – A six-week-old girl is recovering after spending an hour in a freezer.

Authorities say the baby’s father shoved her in there to keep her quiet.

25-year-old Tyler Deutsch was arrested at his home Saturday and booked on a charge of suspicion of attempted murder.

Authorities say the baby’s 22-year-old mother called 911 when she saw her boyfriend taking the infant out of the freezer.

“It was only a six-week-old kid,” Ed Troyer of Pierce County Sheriff’s Dept. said. “A six-week old kid can’t do much other than cry. And from what we understand he wanted the baby to stop crying so he put the baby in the freezer.”

Authorities say Deutsch admitted putting the girl in there but said he was only trying to help the child.

Authorities say the little girl’s body temperature had dropped to 84 degrees. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

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