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A police officer in Jersey City is being called a hero after catching a 1-month-old boy thrown from a second-floor balcony.


It happened on Rose Avenue on Saturday morning. According to the Hudson County Prosecutor, a man was threatening to throw a child off the second floor of the building.

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The Jersey City Police Department set up a perimeter to interact with the man but he threw the child off the balcony.

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Officer Eduardo Matute reacted quickly and was able to capture the child.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said the child was not hurt. She shared a picture on Instagram in which Matute is seen nursing the baby in the hospital.

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He posted along with the photo, “We are lucky to have men and women of JCPD, because every single day I see for the first time how they rise to face any/all challenges.”

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement, “Congratulations to the JCPD and all the officers involved for their heroism and making a safe conclusion to this dangerous situation.” “Thanks, officers!” she added.

The man, who has not been identified, faces several charges, including attempt to murder.