Uncle Accused of Dropping Young Child From Balcony
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police say a 4-year-old girl suffered injuries when she was dropped by a relative from a third-story balcony.
WJON reports Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says a witness told officers the man was holding the child by her wrists while standing on the balcony before dropping her about 5 p.m. Sunday.
The girl was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police later identified the man as 33-year-old Baraka Ahmend of St. Cloud, who is the girl's uncle. Witnesses say Ahmend had left the scene before police arrived.
During interviews police learned he was non-verbal and had some type of undiagnosed development issues.
Police say just before 10:00 p.m. Ahmend was found at a business, where he was arrested on charges of 3rd Degree Assault and Domestic Assault.