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Woman Holding Baby Dies After Jumping Out 8th Floor Window Of Harlem High-Rise

Police: 10-Month-Old Boy Miraculously Survives, Taken To Local Hospital
(credit: CBS 2)

The Harlem high-rise where a mother jumped to her death holding her young son on March 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman with a baby in her arms jumped out an eighth-floor window of an apartment building Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The woman died, but miraculously the baby survived, CBS 2 has learned. The incident happened along Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem.

The 10-month-old boy was said to be in critical, but stable, condition at Harlem Hospital.

The woman was the baby’s mother, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

Just up the block, Steven Dominguez said he could not believe what he saw falling from the sky.

“I didn’t want to believe it, but once it got close, it was a lady and she had a baby with her, and the baby was on the floor crying,” he said.

Helena Dominguez said she rushed to help the baby.

“I wanted to help the baby, you know, because he was on the floor crying,” she said.

A neighbor said she heard arguing before the woman jumped.

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