Police: Man hit woman, causing her to drop baby

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police charged a local man after he allegedly struck a female, knocking a baby out of her arms.

Abdikadir Abdi, 21, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 4012, was charged Nov. 14 with domestic-abuse assault without intent causing injury and endangerment/no injury.

According to complaints, a woman told police she was holding her 5-month-old baby when her boyfriend struck her in the right eye. Abdi also allegedly struck her in the hand and stomach, causing her to drop the infant.

Police said the baby fell on a bed and onto the floor, which prompted crying. The complaint said the baby did not have any visible injuries.

Complaints said the female was crying, had visible swelling around her eye, and stomach pain when police arrived. She was later transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics by ambulance for treatment.

Abdi allegedly admitted to striking and biting the woman during a physical fight between them.

— by Hayley Bruce

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