New Jersey officer catches infant who was dropped off Jersey City balcony

1 month ago

Jersey City news, New Jersey news.

A New Jersey infant has escaped death thanks to an alert officer who showed up at the right moment and place to catch him after a fall from the second-floor balcony of a building Saturday.

Jersey City Police Officer Eduardo Matute responded with several other colleagues to reports of a man threatening to drop a baby from a balcony.

After a lengthy stand-off, the man ended up dropping the one-month-old baby with Matute catching the child and securing their safety.

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  • “Thankfully, the baby wasn’t harmed physically,” Mayor Steve Fulop said.

    The suspect was arrested immediately following the ordeal.

    “Kudos to the Jersey City Police Department and all the officers involved for their heroics and for bringing a safe conclusion to this dangerous situation,” Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.