CLEVELAND - Radio traffic released Wednesday gives insight into the Cleveland officers' point of view in responding to the house where three missing were found alive.
The 911 call came in from Amanda Berry at 5:51 p.m. on Monday.
"Help me, I'm Amanda Berry… I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years. And I'm here, I'm free now," said Berry to the dispatcher.
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The dispatcher sent officers to 2210 Seymour Avenue on the city's near west side where Berry said she fled after escaping her captor's home at 2207 Seymour Avenue.
At 5:55 p.m., police arrived at the scene and immediately recognized this situation was no joke.
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"This might be for real," said one of the officers.
"Georgina DeJesus might be in this house also," said an officer.
Then at about 5:59 p.m., an officer confirmed what no one was expecting to happen.
"We found ‘em. We found ‘em," said one of the officers as crying from a woman is heard in the background.
An officer then called for ambulances to respond to the scene, as one of the women was having trouble breathing.
Within a short period, Cleveland police confirmed they had located missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, as well as Berry's 6-year-old daughter. All three were taken to the hospital.
Police arrested Ariel Castro, who owns the home where the women were kept, and his two brothers. Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape on Wednesday, but the city prosecutor said his brothers would not be facing immediate charges.
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