Man held after pushing child into road
A man is in psychiatric detention after pushing an 8-year-old boy into the path of an oncoming car on Tuesday afternoon.
Basel-City prosecutors say the boy was on a scooter and the man shoved him into the road as he passed. An approaching car managed to stop in time.
The man was then detained by passersby until police arrived.
The boy suffered only minor injuries.
The 52-year-old was taken to a psychiatric clinic. Criminal charges are being prepared and police are searching for witnesses.