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Father charged after son fell from 9th floor apartment in Silver Spring

The father of a 4-year-old boy who fell from a ninth-floor window in Silver Spring has been charged with child neglect and leaving a child under 8 years old unattended, Montgomery County police said.

The boy remains in serious condition following the Oct. 11 incident at an apartment on the 8800 block of Piney Branch Road, police said. Christopher Keith Harley, 30, of Temple Hills, was arrested Oct. 26 and later released on bond pending a Dec. 6 court date, according to police.

Mike Laris came to Post by way of Los Angeles and Beijing. He’s written about the world’s greatest holstein bull, earth’s biggest pork producer, home builders, the homeless, steel workers and Italian tumors.


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