Manhunt

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A manhunt is on for a Jersey City man who authorities say pushed his ex-girlfriend and their 3-month-old son out a third-floor window in Greenville during an attack that left two women and the child fighting for their lives. "He is dangerous and apparently unstable," Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey said this afternoon of Frederico Bruno, 19, aka "Rico." "I don't know of anyone not mentally unstable who throws a mother and baby out a window." The 6:55 a.m. attack in Bruno's former Rutgers Avenue apartment left his 20-year old ex-girlfriend, their child and the ex-girlfriend's female friend in critical condition, Comey said. The mother and her friend were stabbed numerous times and when the mother and baby fell three stories, the mother landed on the child, Comey said. "It was a brutal assault," Comey said. "I've been doing this 32 years and every time you think you have seen them all, something comes along and shocks you again." Police believe Bruno let himself into the apartment with his keys and was hiding when the women and child returned home himself this morning, Comey said. Bruno's ex-girlfriend was in a rear room when she heard her friend scream and found Bruno brutally stabbing her friend, police said. When Bruno's ex-girlfriend attempted to call police, Bruno turned on her and stabbed her multiple times, Comey said. While the mother was holding the child, Bruno pushed both into an air-conditioner with such force that the air-conditioner, mother and child went through the window and fell three stories into the backyard, Comey said. Police believe Bruno then climbed down the fire escape, found a table in the backyard and beat the mother with it before running away. It "was a vicious beating," Comey said of the assault with the table. "That was not just one more shot. This was a vicious beating." A warrant has been issued charging Bruno only the aggravated assault on the women, but Comey said the investigation is ongoing and he will likely face a laundry...
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