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Man Drops Baby From Second-Floor Window in Jersey City Police Standoff

Jersey City

The following is a statement from the Jersey City Police Department: 

“An extremely dangerous incident developed this morning on Rose Avenue in Jersey City in which a man was threatening a one-month-old baby.

Kudos to the JCPD and all the officers involved for their heroics and for bringing a safe conclusion to this dangerous situation.  

We especially want to acknowledge the actions and bravery of the negotiator and first-responding Officer Joseph Casey, South District Police Officer Eduardo Matute, who safely caught the baby after being dropped from a second-floor balcony and Incident Commander Captain Michael McKerry.”

The situation is under investigation. 

Police reported no injuries.