(NOBLESVILLE) - Noblesville medics were called to a home on Wednesday after a 2-year-old was stabbed in the head, officials said. Authorities have confirmed the child has died.
Police have arrested 30-year-old Micah Harrison on a preliminary charge of murder. Harrison is the father of the boy
Police said the child, 2-year-old Michael Harrison, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the Harrisons were visiting extended family in the area.
The incident happened around 4:45 p.m. at an apartment on 14924 Waterlily Drive.
"We got to the scene relatively quickly. We went inside the residence, we were able to locate the small child. The medics tended to the child, however the child succumbed to the injuries... that we believe were related to the knife," said Lt. Bruce Barnes.
Neighbors saw a number of children playing outside Wednesday afternoon on snow piles. They said they saw a little boy fall, get in trouble, and they say they saw him get spanked by a man.
Soon after that, police were called to the apartment complex, after a call that a two year old had been stabbed in the head with a knife.
Authorities say they found two year old Michael Harrison suffering from significant trauma to the head.
Soon after that, neighbors said they saw police detain a man on the ground with a gun pointed at him yelling "put your hands up".
Police say they're not sure what transpired inside the apartment. They say there were multiple people, adults and children, inside at the time, including Micah and Michael Harrison.
Neighbors also say they saw police carry two small girls from the home shortly after the incident.
Micah Harrison was arrested last March in Baldwin County, Alabama, for failure to appear. He has also faced charges of menacing.
It's not clear who lives inside the Noblesville apartment. Neighbors believe it to be a couple who had only lived there for about six months.
Police say the two year old's mother also lives in Alabama.
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