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2:44 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Police File New Charges Against Man Accused in Children's Hospital Lockdown

A man accused of causing a lockdown at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is facing a new charge of felony child abuse.

Authorities say Ashanti Hendricks either dropped or threw the baby he was holding when officers approached him in the neo-natal unit earlier this month.  The child suffered a skull fracture.

Prosecutors filed an amended complaint Monday, for the suspect's preliminary hearing.  Hendricks waived his right to the hearing and pleaded not guilty to all charges.  He's also charged with possessing a gun as a felon and bail jumping.

Police responded to Children's after getting a tip that Hendricks was wanted on a warrant, was known to carry a gun and was visiting the hospital.  Officers say they shot Hendricks after he drew a gun.