Man Tries To Throw His Baby Off I-95 Overpass

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Raheem Murphy charged for allegedly threatening to throw baby off I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia – WPVI-TV

Raheem Murphy, 35, is facing a number of charges for allegedly threatening a mother and her baby, as well as a good Samaritan.

Investigators said Murphy pulled a gun on his child’s mother during a domestic argument, then kidnapped the woman and baby and threatened to throw the child off an overpass.

Christine King of Bensalem, Bucks County, pulled over after she saw the man trying to throw the baby over.

A witness says a man tried to throw a baby over the side of the highway, and Christine King tried to calm the situation down. However, the man threatened to shoot her if she took the baby.

The child’s mother took the gun out of Murphy’s pocket while he was distracted, and put it in her pocket. King tried to talk Murphy down and hand the baby over, but Murphy resisted arrest and assaulted the police trooper.

Raheem Murphy, 35, of Bristol, faces 11 charges including kidnapping, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment. He was charged for threatening the lives of both the baby and the mother of the child.

Good samaritan Christine King told news sources she “couldn’t just pass” when she saw what Murphy was doing. King says she saw a man threatening the life of a baby and immediately rushed in to help.

For more information on this terrifying story, consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Raheem Murphy charged for allegedly threatening to throw baby off I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia  WPVI-TV
  2. Good Samaritan describes moment she stopped armed man trying to throw his baby off an overpass  Daily Mail
  3. Child Endangerment Charges Filed In I-95 And Cottman Avenue Exit Incident  CBS Philly
  4. Bensalem Woman Helps Save Bristol Mans Baby In Philadelphia: Report  Patch
  5. ‘Give me the baby’: Good Samaritan saves child from tragedy along I-95  6abc Philadelphia
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