Police deploying Taser accidentally hit toddler with barb - CBS46 News

Police deploying Taser accidentally hit toddler with barb

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VINTON, IA (CBS46) -

A child was accidentally hit with a barb from a Taser gun during a police struggle in Vinton, Iowa.

According to Iowa TV station KWWL, police deployed a Taser gun in an effort to subdue the child's father, Joshua Carl Hendryx.

Police were investigating a domestic violence claim when the incident occurred.

When officers entered the home, Hendryx was holding the 20-month-old child and refused to put him down.

A physical struggle between officers and Hendryx ensued and one officer deployed a Taser gun.

One of the barbs hit the child in the foot.

The child was transported to a hospital where he continues to recover from his injuries.

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