First responder accused of spitting on child and using slur

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in eastern Kansas say a person identified as a first responder spit on and called a child by a racial slur in an Overland Park restaurant.

The Kansas City Star reports that the incident happened Monday night at a Hooters restaurant.

Overland Park Police Sgt. John Lacy says the suspect is a first responder, but did not say for which agency. Lacy says the person does not work in Kansas.

Witnesses and family members of the child told police the suspect called the child, who is black, a slur while saying someone should get the child "up off the floor."

Police say the boy's family was at the restaurant celebrating a birthday when the incident occurred.

Police have not named the first responder, but say charges are pending.