Father arrested after injuring teenage son

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A father is behind bars after his wife called police to report a child abuse incident involving their 13-year-old son.

According to police paperwork on Wednesday, Dania Valdivia-Daher called police after she witnessed her husband Meraney Daher grab their son, wrestle him to the floor inside their home and strike the teen with either his hand or his elbow.

The blow caused their son's upper lip to swell and bleed from a cut on the inside of his lip.

Dania told police she had to pull Meraney from atop the boy and she stood in front of her husband while her son escaped to an upstairs bedroom.

Meraney told police that his son was talking back to him and he just stood in his son's face.

Officers observed the teen had a swollen and cut upper lip about two centimeters long. Officers also observed red in color bruising along the outside of his left upper arm about two inches wide.

Meraney was arrested on charges of child abuse.

Police paperwork showed the couple has four children and Dania is filling for an order of protection against her husband.