MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — A toddler has been sent to a hospital in Mobile after police say the child walked into a machete that someone was holding.
According to Mobile Police, the 1-year-old victim was present during an argument outside a home on the 3000 block of Charmingdale Drive around 1:15 pm on Tuesday. The toddler’s mother and her ex-boyfriend were arguing when the child walked into a machete the man was holding.
Police said it was an accident and the man did not intend to harm the child.
The 1-year-old suffered a knife wound to the face and was sent to Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, where police responded.
The injury was described as “minor,” according to police.
A Special Victims Unit is investigating, but the ex-boyfriend has not yet been charged. He could face a third-degree domestic violence charge for reckless endangerment of a child, police said.