Mother, baby rescued after reported attempted murder-suicide

ALLTENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the child into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge.

WFMZ-TV reported that the episode happened at about 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in Allentown.

Allentown police said witnesses told them that the 19-year-old woman tossed her 1-year-old boy into the river and then jumped from the bridge.

Capt. William Reinik said officers found the baby about 700 yards downstream and performed CPR. He said baby and mother are in serious condition but expected to survive.

Reinik said police are investigating the case as an apparent attempted murder-suicide, but the investigation continues and no charges have been filed.

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