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Amazon’s Alexa alerts police after hearing boyfriend beating his girlfriend

By Mason White 1:49 PM July 11, 2017
Eduardo Barros
Eduardo Barros
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) Police are crediting Amazon’s Alexa for saving a woman from her violent boyfriend, according to police in New Mexico.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department said that they have arrested 28-year-old Eduardo Barros, after being accused of beating his girlfriend with a gun.

Barros has been charged with possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member and false imprisonment.

He was booked into jail, and is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, Barros, who is a convicted felon, began arguing with his girlfriend and threatened to kill her after she got a text message from another man.

Barros believed that his girlfriend was cheating on him. The woman’s child with home at the time of the incident.

Barros then began hitting the woman with a gun. The woman then yelled “Alexa call 911.”

The woman was ordering her smart assistant made by Amazon to call police to save her from her abusive boyfriend. The device called 911, and police were able to listen in on the domestic assault.

When Barros learned that the police were called, he threw his girlfriend to the ground and kicked her many times.

Police officers who arrived at the home, managed to remove the woman and her child from the home. The woman suffered minor injuries while her child was not injured.

After a 6-hour standoff, police managed to take Barros into custody.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III stated: “The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life. This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.”

Amazon said in a statement that their devices cannot call 911, and they do not know how the police were alerted to the home.