MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — A New Hampshire man is accused of putting his own infant daughter in a clothes dryer and turning it on. Manchester police said the baby girl did not appear to be hurt, but 34-year-old Michael Higgins is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said they responded to Kimball Street on Sunday for a domestic incident. Officers determined that a man and a woman were arguing, but did not appear to physically fight.READ MORE: Climate Protesters Removed After Tying Themselves To Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker's House In Swampscott
“However, the woman did divulge to officers during the previous week, on September 8. . . . Higgins had put their infant daughter into the clothes dryer and turned it on,” Manchester police said in a statement. “The mother was able to quickly intervene and the baby was removed from the dryer.”READ MORE: 'Significant' Water Main Break In Concord Affecting Residents Across Town
Higgins is also facing charges of reckless conduct and criminal threatening.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Submits Data On COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 To FDA For Review