Clear and convincing evidence supported District Court’s finding that father’s inability to control his temper outbursts presented a significant danger that he would act irrationally toward himself and his children, exposing the children to a grave risk of harm were they returned to Peru, as required to satisfy exception to the Hague Convention’s general rule of return. Although there was little evidence that father physically abused the children, where there was evidence that father assaulted taxi driver in children’s presence, verbally abused mother in their presence, and shoved one of the children.
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