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New Jersey Police Kick In Door To Save Newborn Baby

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A newborn baby that had stopped breathing was saved by New Jersey police when they kicked in the door of the boy’s home.

The child, a mere 5-days-old, showed signs of jaundice and was “non-reactive.”

His mother, Andrea Suarez, tried to revive him while his grandmother called 911.

The response time of police felt like less than a minute to Suarez.

"Hopatcong police literally kicked my front door open and just took him,” Suarez said.

Officer Bob Haffner told NBC New York he could not find a pulse, and that he performed CPR on the child while his colleague, Lt. Bob Unhoch, transferred the boy to an ambulance.

"It's one of those things where you go home that night and you think about it, and you go, 'It worked,'" Haffner said.

The boy is in critical but stable condition at this time.  He may be suffering from a bacterial infection which caused him to stop breathing.

Suarez said her gratitude cannot be put into words.

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