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Man tackled by LAPD after chase was holding baby in arms

LA Police chase baby
Posted at 10:08 PM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 01:08:58-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they chased and tackled a man who turned out to be holding a baby in his arms, who suffered a skull fracture.

It happened Feb. 11. Police say they tried to stop a Jeep Wrangler that was moving erratically, leading to a chase during which the vehicle slammed into a flatbed truck.

The driver then ran and was tackled, but when he was turned over, police saw he had been holding a 10-month-old baby.

It's unclear if the child was hurt in the car crash, the arrest or elsewhere.

The driver, Josue Huerta, is charged with child abuse, drug and other charges.