Baby left abandoned on New York subway platform

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 20:47:55-04
By Elizabeth Landers


NEW YORK (CNN) — 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.

™ & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.