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NJ Officer Catches Baby Dropped From 2nd Floor Balcony

A police officer responding to a domestic issue call on Saturday morning saved a 1-month-old baby who was dropped from a second-floor balcony in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Jersey City Police who responded to a call of a child in danger found a man threatening to throw the baby from the second story of the building.

Even though they set up a perimeter to negotiate, the man still dropped one-month-old baby from the second story of the building.

Thankfully officer Eduardo Matute sprung into action and caught the baby, who was not physically harmed.

The unidentified man was arrested, and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told CNN

As a precaution, the baby was taken to a local hospital and later discharged.

“JCPD officers went above and beyond the call of duty once again, saving the life of a 1-month-old baby under extremely stressful circumstances today. Thank you to all of our #JCPD officers for your service,” the city wrote.

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Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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