JERSEY CITY, NJ — A New Jersey police officer saved a 1-month-old child when it was thrown from a balcony.
Officer Eduardo Matute caught the infant after a man tossed the child from the second floor of a building Saturday.
WHAT A CATCH! @JerseyCity Police Officer Eduardo Matute made a miraculous catch on Saturday and likely saved the life of a 1-month old baby who was thrown off a second-story balcony. pic.twitter.com/VSR0I9GYrG— National Chaplains Association (@Natl_Chaplains) September 19, 2021
The baby was not hurt but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
Matute is being praised for his heroism.
Officers arrested the man accused of throwing the baby.
He's facing several charges, including attempted murder.