Video surfaced Thursday morning that was said to show the tense moments as Iraqi officers tried to defuse a suicide belt strapped to a boy.
Iraqi media report the boy had been recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, to carry out a suicide attack at a shrine in Baghdad.
He surrendered to authorities instead.
Sources tell CBS News the boy is 13 years old and from Syria.
Iraqi officials appear to have successfully defused the bomb.