Terrifying footage has emerged online showing the moment a father threw his own baby daughter off the rooftop of his home in South Africa during a long stand-off with police.
Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge told local media:
At about 10.40am a 38-year-old man climbed onto the roof of one of the structures and held a one-year-old girl in his hands. This was done 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 little girl and arrest the male and one of our officers successfully caught the girl as she was flung.
The 38-year-old father has been charged with the attempted murder of his daughter and the case is being handled by the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses unit.