Harrisburg man attacks five-year-old at day care

Written by The Associated Press | May 28, 2015 11:40 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Police say a Harrisburg man who had used synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a day care facility and was holding a five-year-old by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue the girl. 

27-year-old Michael McQuay was charged with attempted homicide and other offenses for the incident at Growing Adventures Daycare in Middletown on Wednesday evening. 

Police say a man who noticed McQuay and thought something was wrong with him followed him into the business.

The man was trying to wrestle the girl away when police arrived and subdued McQuay with a stun gun. 

The girl wasn't hurt but told investigators she couldn't breathe while McQuay had her by her neck.

Court records don't list a defense attorney for McQuay.

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