Miami-Dade County

Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges After Hourslong Standoff in NW Miami-Dade

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A man was arrested on child abuse charges after an hourslong standoff with police at a northwest Miami-Dade home on Monday.

Miami-Dade Police responded at around 2 p.m. to the area of NW 122nd Street and 22nd Court after a third party reported a potential threat. Negotiators were outside of the home for hours, pleading for the subject to come out with his hands up.

At around 9:30 p.m., a child walked out of the home with his hands up. Officers quickly rescued him. The child didn't appear to be physically harmed.

Shortly after, the suspect walked out of the home with his hands up, and he was taken into custody.

Donnell Bell, 38, was charged with two counts of child abuse with no great bodily harm, jail records show.

According to an arrest report, Bell is accused of slapping, kicking and pistol-whipping his daughter. Bell is also accused of giving her pills that made her sleepy, dizzy and hallucinate, the report said.

Bell remained in jail as of Tuesday afternoon on a $10,000 bond.

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