A 24-year-old Nigerian man was detained in Italy for reportedly beating his wife and dropping their one-year-old infant son from the second floor.
A police officer dived and caught the boy before he hit the floor at a Florence condo on Sunday night, according to Ansa News.
Domestic abuse against his Nigerian wife was charged against the man (who was not identified).
According to the authorities, the woman had endured in silence for years despite her husband’s threats of a knife to the throat.
The mom and her two children, ages one and three, were sent to a Florentine hospital for shock but were otherwise unharmed.