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Suspects crash through ceiling; mom, baby OK

TOPEKA | A Topeka mother and her 2-week-old son are unharmed and four suspects may face charges after three of them crashed through the ceiling of the woman's home while fleeing police.

Keica Howard tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that she had just finished nursing her son, Marcus, at 6:30 a.m. Monday and put him in her bed while she woke up her 7-year-old daughter. Had she put the infant back in his bassinet, the outcome could have been much different.

Police said three suspects they were chasing were hiding in the attic of an adjacent town house. But the trio fell through the ceiling in Howard's home, sending debris on the bassinet. They were apprehended, and a fourth suspect was already in custody.

Howard's neighbor called police after an attempted robbery at his home.

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