Search underway after N.J. dad claims he threw baby off bridge

    The search continues this afternoon for a three month old girl whose father claims he threw her off the Driscoll Bridge in New Jersey last night. Police caught up with the man in South Jersey.

    The search continues this afternoon for a three month old girl whose father claims he threw her off the Driscoll Bridge in New Jersey last night.  Police caught up with the man in South Jersey.

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    21-year old Shamshiddin Abdur-Raheem was arrested at his father’s home in Winslow Township – about half way between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.

    Police say, earlier he abducted the infant from her grandmother at a home in East Orange in Northern Jersey.

    Abdur-Raheem told Winslow police that he tossed the baby over the Garden State Parkway Bridge.

    State Police Spokesman Sgt. Steve Jones.

    Jones: We threw every available resource out there including aviation using infrared technology, boats out on the water, canines and their handlers.. as many people as we could in that area of the Driscoll Bridge. That turned up nothing to this point

    Police say,  Abdur-Raheem allegedly consulted with a religious Imam in Atlantic City on the way to his father’s home – where he reportedly confessed of what he had done.

    Abdur-Raheem is being held in an Essex County Jail.

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