A New Jersey officer caught the one-month-old baby who had been dropped off a balcony on the second floor. Authorities said. The Hudson County prosecutor said that Officer Eduardo Matute was called in Saturday morning to Jersey City after reports of a threat to the child.

NorthJersey.com reports that he and several officers were positioned below the second-floor balcony as the child was dangled over the balcony railing. After a long standoff between officials and Matute, Matute was able to catch the infant. Kimberly WallaceScalcione, a spokesperson for

City said that the infant was brought to the hospital in precaution. Later, Mayor Steve Fulop posted a picture on social media showing the officer with the child wrapped in white blankets.

“Thankfully the baby wasn’t harmed physically,” Fulop said.

Wallace-Scalcione said the man who dropped the baby was immediately arrested and charges are pending.

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“Kudos to the (Jersey City Police Department) and all the officers involved for their heroics and for bringing a safe conclusion to this dangerous situation,” Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a Twitter post.