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Mount Pleasant Police responded early Saturday morning to the 2000 Block of Frankie Place in reference to a 911 call where a woman indicated that her husband was going to kill her.

Officers responded quickly and located the victim. Officers learned that the woman had escaped with an older child, but her newborn child was still in the residence with her husband. The suspect refused to come out of the residence or release the child.

The suspect was observed by officers holding a knife to the baby’s throat and indicating verbally that he was going to kill the child. Officers attempted to force entry, however the suspect barricaded the door with furniture.

Officers climbed to the second story patio to gain entry, and an officer was able to move the pieces of furniture to gain entry into the residence. Upon entry to the apartment, officers used a taser to subdue the suspect, allowing officers to secure the release of the child.

The child was checked by responding paramedics and had no injuries.

The suspect, Stephen Trinidad, 29, of Mount Pleasant was taken to Wheaton Franciscan emergency room to be examined before he was transported to the Racine County Jail.

Charges will be filed with the Racine County District Attorney’s Office for Disorderly Conduct while Armed/Domestic Abuse. Recklessly Endangering Safety in the First Degree and False Imprisonment charges will also be brought. As will be charges of Failing to Comply with Officers in their attempt to take him into custody. The child was returned to the mother unharmed

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