Kivalina man throws baby during argument, strangles family member
In the middle of an argument on Thursday, a Kivalina man threw a baby at a family member, according to Alaska State Troopers.
In an online dispatch, troopers said 25-year-old Nathan Koonook threw the 1-year-old, which “was caught without any injury.”
After the family member put the child down, Koonook then strangled the family member “until [they] almost lost consciousness,” troopers wrote.
Troopers arrested Koonook and charged him with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Kotzebue Regional Jail, according to troopers.
The injured family member was treated at the Kivalina clinic for minor injuries, troopers said.
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