MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 40-year-old man was arrested after police say he threw a 9-month-old baby off a second-floor balcony.

Andre M. Richardson was charged with Injury to a Child, Assault Bodily Injury and Resisting Arrest.

Andre M. Richardson (credit: Mesquite Police Department)

Police said the baby landed on top of a carport at the Mission Fairways Apartments, thus preventing serious injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital by the Mesquite Fire Department for precautionary reasons.

The police department also received numerous calls about Richardson assaulting multiple people in the complex.