Cleveland Police Recount First Moment of Freedom for Captive Women

Tearful memories of fateful day police pried open door to kidnapper?s home.
1:55 | 05/18/13

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for the first time we're hearing from the officers who rescued the women locked up in that home for a decade. Linzie janis reports tonight one of the young women jumping into the arms of an officer saying, please don't let me go. Reporter: The first police officers on the scene now describing the emotional chain of events at that cleveland house. We see this girl. She's like raising her hand, holding a child. My partner looked at me and he's like, it's her. Reporter: It was amanda berry, missing for more than a decade. I just asked her is there anybody else in the house? SHE GOES, YES, gina DeJesus. The officers describe entering the home that had been a prison. As we were going up the steps it was so quiet, like peaceful and then you hear this scuffling. It was michelle. Within moments she came charging at me and she jumped onto me and she was like, you saved us, you saved us. I'm holding onto her so tight. When he put her down she jumped into my arms and held onto me and screamed, please don't let me go. I said honey, don't worry. I'm not letting you go. Within a few seconds a see another girl come out of the bedroom. I just looked at her. You can immediately tell who it is, just thinner. I asked her what's your name? She said my name is gina DeJESUS. That's when I broadcasted, we found them. Reporter: The officers say they still think about that day over and over and they can't imagine what the girls went through. They say the three women are the true heros of this story.

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