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Man arrested after allegedly assaulting wife, taking baby

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Three New York City police officers and an iPhone are being credited with solving a crime and rescuing a baby.

Police in Queens were called after a 30-year-old woman said her husband tried to strangle her and then ran off with their 1-year-old child.

The suspect, 30-year-old Alex Torres, also took the family iPhone.

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Officers used the "find my iPhone app" to track him down near Stuvesant Town.

Torres, a Department of Education employee, is charged with assault and child endangerment.

The officers involved (pictured) have been identified as Lieutenant James Lombardi, Sergeant Peter Cassiere and Officer Maritza Mendez.

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