Lexington police arrest man for shaking baby and threatening officers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have arrested a man at a Lexington apartment complex after they got a report of child abuse.

Officers arrested 19-year-old Marcel White at the Gainesway Village Apartments. They say they received a call after midnight from a woman who says White had shaken her 11-week-old child.

According to an arrest citation White had been arguing with the mother of his child when he picked the baby up by it's leg and shook it. When police arrived at the apartment, he barricaded himself in a room and pointed two handguns at officers from the window.

Police say he threatened to the kill the child and the two officers if they came inside the apartment.

After a short standoff, police were able to arrest White without incident.

The baby was taken to the hospital to be checked out, police say it is now back home with the mother.

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