A Chicago Police officer may have saved a baby's life early Monday when a kidnapping suspect threw the baby he had allegedly snatched. The officer caught the baby.
Officers were on their way to a domestic disturbance call at about 12:30 a.m. when it was upgraded to a kidnapping, according to a police report, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
When the two officers arrived on the scene, a man holding a baby, who appeared to be less than a year old, was walking down the street. A woman told the officers the baby was her child.
As the officers approached, the man turned and threw the baby toward one officer who caught the baby and handed the child back to the mother.
While the baby was being returned, the suspect began punching the second officer, and a struggle erupted between the two officers and the suspect, according to the report.
Both officers were injured in the struggle, suffering several lacerations. One officer sustained a sprained shoulder. Both officers were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and have been released.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital because he had been striking his head against something, and to check for intoxication, according to the police report.
It's unclear what the relationship between the suspect and the woman and child is.