Calgary Police are reportedly investigating video of a woman appearing to get physically aggressive with a baby during a game of Fortnite. The footage, which was captured via Twitch livestream, was shared by another gamer and has since gone viral. The apparent Calgary child abuse livestream video is being looked at by the Child Abuse Unit, reports CTV News.


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UPDATE: Police have confirmed that the 31-year-old woman in the video has been arrested and charged.

EARLIER: The footage shows a woman shoving, slapping and biting a young child as she plays Fortnite. She was playing under the username TVV_MajesticUnicorn, which is an Alberta-based Twitch account, reports CBC News.

"Never in my life have I seen a mother bite and throw their infant around, let alone because they were disturbing their 8 hour Fortnite marathon," reads the description of the footage shared on Twitter.

The timestamp shows that the video was recorded over a span of nearly four hours. Each time the baby crawls up to her, the woman pushes it away. The baby can even be heard crying and the woman says, "go to sleep."

CBC says that the user who posted the original footage reported the incident to CrimeStoppers, as well as to Twitch. Twitch told the user that MajesticUnicorn has been permanently banned.

MajesticUnicorn's Twitter account has also apparently been deactivated. One Twitter user shared a screenshot of MajesticUnicorn responding to someone's comment about the footage about her being a "useless excuse for a mother."

Narcity has reached out to Twitch about the incident. "I can confirm that this account has been permanently suspended — we have no further comment on this," a spokesperson replied in an email.

According to CBC, investigators believe that this account is based in Calgary. Calgary Police told CTV News that they recieved numerous CrimeStoppers tips about the video. They also plan to speak with the woman. The investigation is currently open and ongoing.


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