The unnamed man was involved in a stand-off with police after getting onto the roof of his shack and holding his daughter over the edge to stop the structure from being demolished.
“Due to the dangerous threat to the safety of the child, police set out a plan to rescue the girl and to arrest the male,” said Captain Beetge.
Police officers surrounded the shack, trying to persuade the man to come down from the roof to no avail.
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Just as one officer grabbed him, the man let go of his daughter.
Luckily for the toddler, police officers on the ground managed to grab her before she hit the ground.
“The father will be charged with attempted murder of his daughter” stated Captain Beetge.
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