SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls police say a man broke into his estranged wife’s home and took their 5-month-old child as another man choked her.

Officers were called to the home Monday after the woman reported three men, including her husband, entered from the rear door.

Police say as the husband walked past the woman, another man shoved her and the third pushed her down, choked her and broke her phone while she tried to call 911.

The woman said she thought the men, whom she recognized, were there to steal her car keys, until she realized her baby was missing.

Police found the three at the husband’s home. The child was with them, unharmed, and was returned to the woman.

The Argus Leader reports the three men face burglary charges.

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