MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire father has been charged after a domestic complaint revealed he put his infant daughter in a clothes dryer and turned it on, according to law enforcement authorities.
Michael Higgins, 34, was identified as the suspect. He was taken into custody at his home in Manchester on Sunday and charged with multiple offenses, Manchester Police said.
The department provided the following overview:
On September 12, 2021, Manchester Police responded to a Kimball St address for a domestic incident.
Through their investigation, officers learned that a man and woman had been arguing, but it did not appear that the incident got physical.
However, the woman did divulge to officers that the previous week, on September 8, 2021 the man, identified as 34-year-old Michael Higgins had put their infant daughter into the clothes dryer and turned it on. The mother was able to quickly intervene and the baby was removed from the dryer. The child did not appear to be injured.
Higgins was charged with Reckless Conduct, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Threatening.
It was not clear when he’s scheduled to make an appearance in court.