New Jersey officer catches 1-month-old baby thrown from 2nd floor balcony
A New Jersey police officer caught a 1-month-old baby after a man threw the child off the balcony of a building on the second floor, authorities said Saturday.
The newborn, who was not identified, was not physically injured, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said.
In an Instagram post, Fulop thanked officer Eduardo Matute and posted a photo of him holding the baby.
The incident began Saturday morning in Jersey City with a report of an unidentified man dangling the newborn over a balcony, a Jersey City spokeswoman told NJ Advance Media.
The officers negotiated with the man and set up a perimeter, Fulop said. The man was arrested after throwing the baby, NJ Advance Media reported.
It was not immediately clear what charges would be brought against him. Further details on the incident were not available.
"Kudos to the JCPD and all the officials involved for their exploits and for safely ending this dangerous situation," said a statement from the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.
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