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Man holds son in arms during confrontation with police in Van Nuys

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A man in Van Nuys held his son in his arms as he had a confrontation with police outside of a house Friday night. (KABC)

A man in Van Nuys held his son in his arms as he had a confrontation with police outside of a house Friday night.

Authorities said the mother of the child called police shortly before 8 p.m. in the 15000 block of Cohasset Street. The call was possibly due to a domestic dispute, authorities said.

It was unclear if the man was armed, but authorities said he was known to carry a pocket knife at times. His identity was not released by police.

The man appeared agitated as he kept his distance from police while holding his son in his left arm. At one point, the man kicked trash cans toward the officers to create more space.

In video captured from AIR7 HD, the man continued to pace around a side yard in front of the home as officers tried to convince the man to put his son down.

As the man went back and grabbed one of the trash cans, he placed his son on top and authorities were able to safely grab the child. After a few more tense minutes, police were able to take the man down and handcuff him.

During the struggle to cuff the man, he threw a punch at officers.

He was later transported to a hospital.

The child's mother told Eyewitness News off camera she's grateful her son was OK.

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