Baby Left Abandoned on New York Subway Platform

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NEW YORK, New York — New York police are trying to find the mother of a baby apparently abandoned in a stroller on a New York subway platform on Monday.

A witness told police she saw a woman, described as between 20 and 30 years old, push a stroller from a subway car onto the platform when the doors opened. The woman didn’t get off the train, instead letting the doors slide closed and continuing on, according to the witness.

After waiting 20 minutes with the baby on the platform to see if the caretaker or mother would return for the child, the witness alerted police.

The 7-month-old girl is in stable condition at nearby St. Luke’s Hospital. She was not malnourished, though she suffers from a bit of eczema, police said. The child has not been identified by authorities.

There is no video of the incident and police are relying on other witnesses as they pursue the investigation.


  • Sue

    At least she didn’t kill it. I can’t think of the name of the law, but, I know that in Iowa you can leave your newborn baby somewhere safe with no questions asked and no threat of retaliation. Do they have that in New York? Does it no longer apply because of the baby’s age? Maybe something happened and Mom felt she couldn’t take care of the baby anymore. Maybe the father is abusive and she fears for the baby’s life. Maybe she did what she thought was best for the baby. I hope Mom and Baby both find peace and a good home.

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