Woman saves baby after man threatens to throw child off I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A Good Samaritan helped save a baby from a tragedy along I-95 in northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.

Christine King of Bensalem, Bucks County, said she was driving near the Cottman Avenue exit when she spotted a man threatening to throw a child off the overpass.

“I couldn’t just pass after seeing the baby. And after seeing him try to knock the baby over, I couldn’t let go,” King said.

King said without much thought she jumped in to try and help the couple.

“I said, ‘Give me the baby.’ And I put my hand around the baby to pull the baby from him while she was trying to pull the baby too and I said, ‘Give me the baby.’ He said, ‘Get off my baby, I’m gonna shoot you. I’m gonna shoot you,'” King said.

King said the woman later told her that her ex-boyfriend threatened her and the child.

She said the child’s mother had the presence of mind to pull the man’s gun out of his pocket while he was distracted.

“She was walking behind him, he was shaking so he didn’t know it was in his pocket and that’s when she got the gun out of his pocket. Then she put them in her pocket,” King said.

King said she and the woman tried to calm him down and hand the baby to him.

She said the man still had the baby when police arrived and officers were able to safely take the baby from the man.

King said there was a struggle to take the man into custody.

Police then moved the investigation off the freeway to a nearby parking lot on Bleigh Avenue.

The child was examined in an ambulance.

Authorities have not yet released any details about the incident. The investigations are ongoing.

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