BRIDGETON — A 9-year-old girl was hit in the head with a baseball bat when she got in between her mother and boyfriend during a fight last week.

Police said her mother and Ryheem Hanky Jackson, 44, were arguing loudly in their apartment when a neighbor brought over a bat for the girl's mother to defend herself, according to a report by the Vineland Daily Journal about Jackson's detention hearing on Thursday.

A police report cited by the Journal said it wasn't clear if Jackson struck the girl on purpose. The girl was hospitalized and released, according to the Journal.

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