PHOTOS: Father throws baby from roof during stand-off with police

The man motions for a police officer to keep off

A South African man has been arrested after throwing his daughter of a roof.

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.

While confirming the incident, police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said that “at about 10.40am, a 38-year-old man climbed onto the roof of one of the structures and held his one-year-old girl in his hands. He did this to force the team not to demolish the structure.

“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.

Just as one officer grabbed him, the man let go of his daughter.

The man drops the toddler

Luckily for the toddler, police officers on the ground managed to grab her before she hit the ground.

Officers managed to catch the falling toddler

 “The father will be charged with attempted murder of his daughter” stated Captain Beetge.