A 11-year-old was handcuffed by the police in Grand Rapids, Michigan and held at gunpoint after she walked out of the house during a search for a stabbing suspect.

Bodycam footage of the incident that occurred Dec. 6 was released at a press conference Tuesday in which the girl, Honestie Hodges, was heard screaming when two officers confronted her.

The Grand Rapids police department said at the news conference the officers in the video were searching for an attempted murder suspect they believed may have been in the house when they detained the girl and two other women, including the girl's mother, as they exited their home. 

The police were looking for the girl's 40-year-old aunt, Carrie Manning, who was suspected of stabbing her sister and was believed to be armed, according to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV. However, they didn't find her in the house.

Honestie’s mother, Whitney Hodges, who witnessed the confrontation, said the two officers ordered her daughter to raise her hands and walk backward. They handcuffed the girl and put her in the back of a police car.

In the video shown by chief of the department, David Rahinsky, at the press conference, Whitney can be heard saying, "She's 11 years old, sir," and "That's my child."

The officer is then seen handcuffing the child, who begins screaming and saying "No!"

"You're fine, you're fine, you're all right," the officer says. "You're not going to jail or anything."

Another officer can be heard saying, "Quit crying."

According to police spokeswoman Cathy Williams, the girl was then detained in the police cruiser for about 10 minutes. Honestie told WOOD-TV she screamed for her mother, while she was made to sit in the police cruiser.

"When my mom was walking past, I was putting my hands through the little bars, banging on the windows, screaming, 'Please don't let them take me,'" she said.

NBC-affiliate  KING-TV quoted Rahinsky as saying, "Listening to the 11-year-old's response makes my stomach turn. It makes me physically nauseous. In this situation, I don't think we acted accordingly. … I think that discretion did not rule the day, and it's a discredit to the way the community is being served."

A statement by the Grand Rapids Police Department on Facebook explained the incident and said: "Until it could be determined that the individuals were not the suspect, nor armed with a weapon, the three were ordered back to officers and detained. The homeowner gave consent to search the home, and it was deemed that none of the three individuals that exited the home were the suspect officers were searching for nor was the suspect in the home. The females were subsequently released."