Officers set up a perimeter to negotiate, but “eventually the man did throw the one-month-old baby from the second story of the building,” the mayor said.
The prosecutor’s office also praised Officer Joseph Casey and Incident Commander Capt. Michael McKerry for their “actions and bravery” responding to the incident.
The man was arrested, and the investigation is ongoing, said Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione. The suspect was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, she said.
The baby was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and was later discharged, she said.
“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.