The father of a 5-month old baby was taken into custody after the baby was tossed toward his mother during an argument on Friday evening, according to a report from Madison police.

Police said the baby was in a car seat but not buckled in when the 16-year-old father tossed the seat toward the baby’s 15-year-old mother outside a North Wickham Court residence.

The car seat struck a concrete step, tipped and spilled the baby onto the front step of an apartment building, police said

The baby began crying, was quickly picked up and did not appear to be injured.

The father was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment.

Dane County Social Services was notified about the incident.

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