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The game a SWAT officer played to comfort a little girl during a raid

Posted at 7:32 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 19:50:25-05

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- A SWAT team raided an Ohio home in search of a man who ran off during a traffic stop. When they were inside, they did not find the man, but they did find a little girl.

She was scared by everything that was happening around her, so one member of the team offered to comfort her. He first offered to sing to her, and then she became more comfortable and asked to play 'Patty Cake' with him.

The officer asked her to show him how to play, and she did--all while another member of the team captured it on video.

The police eventually caught up with the man they were looking for.

They said it's not uncommon for officers to try to make people at a scene more comfortable.

Editor's note: The anchor incorrectly identifies the location of this incident as California.